I am very behind on posts... I have no excuse! But here is my update!
This year I decided to accept a practicum student in my class. What is a practicum student you ask? Good question... A practicum student is a college student who is obtaining their teaching certificate and practicing their skills in the classroom. I personally think this is a wonderful idea! I wish I had something like that when I was in college. The downside is that a work schedule is pretty much out of the question unless you plan to work on the weekends. Oh the life of a college student!
Anyhow, her name is Daisy and she is wonderful! A very sweet & caring young women. I will be honest. I was hesitant because I have become that selfish teacher who wants her kiddos to herself. I have never had to share my kids except of course with their parents! Regardless, I am over that episode... it was short lived. Like I said she is fantastic and I hope to learn from her through this experience.
Have you ever had a practicum student in your class? How do you use them?