Proposal Abstract

The purpose of this session is to explore what cooperating teachers can do to build a positive relationship with student teachers to help foster a successful internship. Working with student teachers over 10 years, I have seen great successes in the relationship between the cooperating teacher and the student teacher; I have also seen others not as successful. To motivate at the beginning of the session, attendees will be asked to reflect upon their experiences, positive or negative, working as a student teacher, a cooperating teacher, and/or a program supervisor. Throughout the session, an interactive model will be utilized for the attendees to brainstorm and interact with each other and the presenter on topics of interest. They will also learn from the presentation of the results of a phenomenological study on the stated topic. At the end of the session, participating stakeholders in the field experience would be enhanced so that they could foster a more successful experience for future teachers who will impact the learning of younger generations for many years to come.

Location

Room 2908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 8th, 3:00 PM Mar 8th, 3:45 PM

Ways for Cooperating Teachers to Build a Positive Relationship with Student Teachers

Room 2908

The purpose of this session is to explore what cooperating teachers can do to build a positive relationship with student teachers to help foster a successful internship. Working with student teachers over 10 years, I have seen great successes in the relationship between the cooperating teacher and the student teacher; I have also seen others not as successful. To motivate at the beginning of the session, attendees will be asked to reflect upon their experiences, positive or negative, working as a student teacher, a cooperating teacher, and/or a program supervisor. Throughout the session, an interactive model will be utilized for the attendees to brainstorm and interact with each other and the presenter on topics of interest. They will also learn from the presentation of the results of a phenomenological study on the stated topic. At the end of the session, participating stakeholders in the field experience would be enhanced so that they could foster a more successful experience for future teachers who will impact the learning of younger generations for many years to come.