In student teaching, a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor support the development of a teacher candidate. These three individuals form a triad.
Each member of the triad has particular roles that provide the foundation for a successful student teaching experience. Because the triad works together it is important to know the responsibilities and expectations for each member.
For information on building rapport in a triad please see:
The following relationship building activities are designed to help you get to know your co-teaching partner better.
You are to work as a cooperating teacher and teacher candidate pair. Each of you will take turns to:
The results of your selection will be displayed to you side by side. Discuss with your partner what values you chose, why you selected it, and what you have learned about yourself during this exercise. What did you learn about each other?
This list is designed to help you compare your perceptions about appropriate and inappropriate student behaviors in the classroom. Please discuss similarities and differences in your perceptions using guiding questions below. Are these behaviours acceptable or unacceptable?
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