Your journey to become a teacher will take you along a pathway filled with firsts such as, the first time you solo teach, your first interview for a teaching position, or even the first time you plan an open house for parents. First experiences are often pretty nerve-racking. The great thing about them is that they prepare you to be the awesome and remarkable teacher you will become.
This guidebook is designed to prepare you for all of those firsts you will encounter during student teaching, in your job search, or as a new teacher. “The Journey: From Student Teacher to Professional Educator” serves as a guide to assist you in getting the most out of your student teaching experience and thinking critically about the teaching process. It equips you with ideas to effectively meet the requirements and demands of student teaching along with serving as a tool that engages you in analysis and self-reflection.
“The Journey: From Student Teacher to Professional Educator” provides you with key ideas and strategies to assist you in the process of job searching and as a first year teacher. It also enables you to reward yourself with every first experience you’ll have as a teacher. To pave the way for your successful journey, the guidebook is divided into three phases:
1. Student Teaching
2. Job Searching
3. New Teacher
In all of your teaching experiences, always remember to embrace your firsts and learn from them. From student teacher to beginning teacher and all the experiences in between, let “The Journey” be your guide.