Presentation on theme: "*Your folder may be another color Mentoring Philosophy Practicum I, II, III, and IV experiences are offered at The University of Tampa Students are at."— Presentation transcript:
Mentoring Philosophy Practicum I, II, III, and IV experiences are offered at The University of Tampa Students are at different developmental stages. Be supportive and be their coach; not just their critic. Elem. teachers who departmentalize, please allow interns to gain experience in other subject areas.
Evaluation Forms (C.T. folder) Left side of folder –Introduction letter, On-site evaluation forms Right side of folder- due dates, biweekly evaluations, midterm, and final evaluations Please review all evaluations with interns and help them create specific goals. Consider giving them one or two things to focus on improving.
Helpful Hints First Week suggestions (page 19 of handbook): Introduce your intern to administrators and other faculty members. Give him/her a tour of the school. Develop a tentative transition plan. Set expectations and share any necessary information about the students (share cum folders and I.E.P. s when appropriate). Allow them to actively observe you.
More Helpful Hints During the internship: If there is a problem, or the intern has many weaknesses, please address them with the intern and supervisor. Model, coach, scaffold Invite and encourage interns to attend faculty meetings, workshops, and P.L.C. meetings with you. Dress code Please be positive about the teaching profession!
Help!! Typically, interns need the most assistance with the following: Classroom Management Differentiating Instruction Parent Communication Please share your tricks of the trade with them.
Conclusion of the Internship Observations during the last week of the internship (or throughout the internship) Recommendation letters Graduate Course Credit voucher
Questions?????? Thank you for taking the time to attend the introductory workshop today. The University of Tampa Education Department appreciates all that you do for our students, and I look forward to working together with you to produce the highest quality of teachers.