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A year away from student teaching: what should I prepare?

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Maria Gonzalez Maria Gonzalez 600 Points

Hello! If all goes according to plan, I will be exactly a year away from student teaching. Advice I have received has related to time management, affording time for lesson plans, grading, meetings, the like. I have had professors recommend to stockpile on lesson plans created in the classroom, to start collecting materials (such as bins, pencils, manipulatives) early in order to not be caught unprepared or overwhelmed. Are there any materials that should be gathered as of now that you personally found helpful once in student teaching / education? Alternatively, any unexpected events to account for?

Thank you!

Marisol Martinez Marisol Martinez 540 Points

Hey there! First of all congratulations on being so close to the finish line!  Personally,I am hoping to get my student teaching waived, as I currently work as a paraprofessional. I am also a little nervous about graduating and having my first class. I currently work in a junior high setting, however I am hoping to work in early childhood. I think the material, tools, lessons and more will all vary depending on the grade level and even campus, etc. I am sure once you are in the midst of your student teaching, you will have it all sorted out. I am rooting for you! Thanks for reading.

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