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Student Teaching: Week 1 Review

1011920_number_01With the end of what for many is the first week of student teaching, I wanted to look around at some of the blogs out there written by student teachers. I expect my Student Teaching Project to grow over the course of the semester, but for now I want to look at all of the student teaching related posts I know of from this week.

There’s the wrapup for this week. I’m sure I missed some. If I missed your blog, let me know! I’d love to hear from you.

Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

4 thoughts on “Student Teaching: Week 1 Review

  1. Great round-up, Joel – I’ve made sure to add all of the other student teachers to my blogroll so I can check on how other student teachers are progressing. I can already tell that there are some things that don’t change much about student teaching from what others have posted!

  2. Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to let you know that I start my ST next week, so that is why I have not posted. I am curious, did anyone else receive any guidelines from your college about blogs? I am being warned to be very careful. I will just post on teaching strategies or things that are not specific to students or the school where I am teaching. Now I’m nervous about posting at all! Is anyone else facing these fears?

  3. TeacherMom, I haven’t received any guidelines about blogs, although we were cautioned about Facebook and Myspace (neither of which are problems for me, since I only use FB and have my profile set to private with no potentially embarrassing information). I would say that protecting students’ identities should be a consideration, but even if you don’t get into student interactions, there should be plenty to post about. You should be careful, but don’t be too anxious about it, I think.

  4. TeacherMom, I have posted nothing even remotely incriminating or controversial, but I have made the decision to avoid using my name or indicating my specific location.

    I sure wouldn’t go out there posting about what Melissa did in class today or what Ralph’s mom told me. I also would avoid saying anything identifiable about your university or specific school district. Be careful, but don’t be fearful.

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