I'm training to be a high school teacher, and the teaching credential I'm in has us do a full semester of student teaching. We can choose to do a single 16-week placement, or break it up into two 8-week placements (and different locations). I really want to experience student teaching in both an inner city school, and also a school on one of the Native American reservations in my state. However, I don't know if it's a bad idea to do two short student teaching experiences instead of a longer one. One one hand, I would make more contacts (more reference letters!), but on the other hand, with 8-week placements I won't really get to "settle in" and get to know the students and the school. What do you guys think? I absolutely can't decide and would really appreciate your advice!