I need to start this post by giving a shoutout to Tina Cardoneand David Coffey for this conversation:
I think I’ve quoted David’s reply about a dozen times whenever I think or talk about my experience with my current student teacher. This experience is unique for me for a few reasons: (1) she knows what I’m like as a teacher when I’ve taught the same course half a dozen times and I have it down to a science and (2) now she’s getting to experience what it’s like for me to teach a course from scratch and the planning, questioning, wondering, winning, and failing that comes along with it.
@hillby258 and I collaborated on a blog giving advice for new mentor teachers (or even experienced mentor teachers).
Check it out before I KNOCK YOU OUT! jk.
But seriously – please go read it.