interview of cooperative teacher/mentor
Number of sources: 3
Interview your cooperating teacher/mentor about the following aspects of your cooperating classroom. Use the discussion to prepare for the student teaching experience. Your interview questions and observations should review the following:
The best methods for communicating with your cooperating teacher/mentor.
School philosophy, policies, calendar, and daily schedule.
The â€œProfessional Dispositionsâ€ including expectations regarding dress, behavior, etc.
Required reports and record keeping, grading standards, and discipline procedures.
District/school resources provided based upon the learning expectations.
Expectations for students, routines, procedures, and an established classroom management plan.
Additional questions as appropriate.
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your interview and explain how you will use your findings in your student teaching practice and future professional practice. Consider the following:
What surprised you the most about your cooperating/mentor teacherâ€™s responses?
How do the â€œProfessional Dispositionsâ€ align to your cooperating teacherâ€™s responses?
How can you apply your findings to your future professional practice? What policies and routines might you replicate in your own future classroom?
Submit the interview questions, interview notes and/or transcript, and summary as one deliverable.