While I'm a fairly new teacher, I think once I get more settled in to my career I'd like to take a student teacher sometimes. The only thing that worries me is the possibility of getting one that does quite poorly. I think I'd find it hard to give a low evaluation, because I know how much those evaluations are valued when it comes to getting hired to our school board. It definitely wouldn't be pleasant. I was wondering if anyone who's taken a student teacher ever had a hard time with them? Maybe they were lazy and unprepared. Or worse (in my opinion), they really tried but were simply not cut out for it. I was curious how you dealt with it. For example, did you have to have a lot of discussions with them? Did they take any of your advice to improve? Did you ever have to fail them?