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Learning to Speak with a Professional Voice: Initiating Preservice Teachers into Being a Resource for Parents
Despite the available literature stressing the importance of involving parents in their children's early education, beginning teachers have often expressed that their professional training has not prepared them to work with families. The article describes a project designed to assist preservice teachers to work with the families of the young children they teach. The project gave the preservice teachers a hands-on opportunity to become a resource for the families, while giving the students confidence, competence and communication skills.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2008
The Cooperating Teacher I's : Effective Mid-Lesson Responses to Student Teachers' Critical Teaching Incidents
Ignore, intervene, interject, interact, interrupt and intercept are the 6 alternative I's used by experienced teachers as strategies, when lesson implementation becomes difficult. The strategies can be taught or made more explicit by cooperating teachers. The article includes a summary of research about cooperating teachers and their feedback practices, as well as a description of behaviors that have proven to be ineffective in response to difficult situations.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007