Key to Success as a Teacher Candidate

  • Enter Student Teaching with a positive attitude and determination to do your very best.
  • Telephone & meet with your Cooperating/Associate Teacher(s) as soon as possible once your placement(s) has/have been confirmed.
  • Be determined to show enthusiasm and to prove you have definite contributions to make to the teaching profession.
  • Consider Student Teaching a full-time task, and, an ongoing interview for consideration for a teaching position.
  • Make preparations prior to Student Teaching to increase your confidence – read curriculum documents /resource materials; prepare units that your supervising teacher has suggested.
  • Try to be congenial and professional at all times in order to make a good impression.
  • Keep in mind that you are about to enter a very noble profession, one that involves the responsibility of guiding young lives to their optimum.
  • Look the part of a professional. Determine what is considered professional dress is schools.
  • Learn the names of your students quickly. Prepare a seating plan the first day and make written observation notes about each student.
  • Learn and follow the rules of the school. Be on time. Volunteer to participate in the life of the school. Be a team player.