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You’ve dreamed of being a teacher for a long time. You’ve pictured yourself in front of that classroom, all those little eyes and ears focused on you, ready to learn. You enrolled in an online teacher certification program and you’ve learned a lot about being a teacher. You feel ready, excited, enthusiastic...
The leap from coursework to doing your demonstration teaching is a big one. You’re on the spot, often standing in front of a classroom for the first time. You’re excited to show off everything you’ve learned, but you probably have a lot of questions: How do I make sure I get it right?
WGU Teacher Success Coordinator Blake Brunson has dozens of tips in the recent Career Café webinar, “Making the Most of Student Teaching.” It’s a half-hour packed with the ABCs of making a good impression as a guest in another teacher’s classroom, from the little details to the big picture of how you present yourself.
Here are just a few of the tips that may answer some of the questions you’re nervously pondering:
For many more words of wisdom to help you prepare for your demonstration teaching, watch the full, free webinar, “Making the Most of Student Teaching.”
Career Café webinars are a free career-preparation resource provided by WGU Alumni & Career Services.
Teachers and teachers-to-be, we want your advice. What tricks did you use to make your time as a student teacher successful? Let us know in the comments!
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