I don't know what to do about my practicum student. It's a really awkward situation, because she actually directs our Pre-K program, but went back to school to get her early childhood special education license. So she works in my building for her "real job" too, and we have several mutual friends so although I'd say we're more "friendly acquaintances" she's really close with some of my friends so we end up at the same social functions. If you remember the "bachelorette party" post- she'll be there. I just have not been impressed with her at all. On the one hand, she knows she wants to stay in pre-k, but since "early childhood" technically goes up to 3rd grade, she had to do a "primary" practicum with me. So she already knows this type of job isn't for her and isn't interested in pursuing it anyway. I don't have any problem with that. I had to a secondary placement in college because my sped license is technically k-12, and I knew full well secondary wasn't for me and wasn't my strength either. What really concerns me though is her professionalism. On the first day she was supposed to meet me (which I came in early to school for) she didn't show up at all and e-mailed me the next day saying she had forgotten. We set up another meeting and she explained all of her requirements to me and we picked out some students for her to work with. She was supposed to come observe on several days, many of which she had to reschedule because she again "forgot" the first time. She is supposed to get something like 170 contact hours, and she hasn't done anywhere NEAR that. She was allowed to work with the kids in their gen ed rooms, so she's done that some but I'm still positive nowhere near the amount of time she was supposed to. She's been in my room less than 10 hours total, and her practicum is ending now. She works almost full time in the pre-k, so I don't know how her supervisor thought she could meet those hours anyway (her supervisor is aware of the job situation). She hasn't actually done any teaching at all- I know there is one lesson that I'm supposed to observe her for, but I'm thinking she's supposed to do more (I don't know that for sure- but ONE actual lesson for an entire practicum? I don't buy it). Anyway, her actual lesson was supposed to be on Friday. I was DRA testing the rest of the day so had canceled my normal classes except for the one she was supposed to teach. I had two students still testing with me, but they are older and for their DRA tests it's almost all independent, so I had planned on just having them finish in the hallway as soon as she arrived so that she could begin her lesson. Apparently she looked in through the window, saw I was testing, and didn't want to interrupt. I really wish she would have just come in to ask or tapped on the window or something, but I figured it was a reasonable excuse so I let that one slide. I rescheduled with her to do the lesson yesterday afternoon. I saw her at lunch and reminded her what time she was coming in later that day. I waited 10 minutes, and finally just went and got the kids myself. I had nothing planned of course, but luckily I'd planned for the rest of the week and just grabbed today's lesson and quickly did it with them yesterday for the rest of the time so I didn't just miss their intervention time again. She came running in at the very end of the day to tell me that she forgotten all about it. We had to reschedule again for tomorrow, even though her paperwork was supposedly due this Monday. I don't know what to do about her scores. A lot of the rubric is based on a report she did about meetings, the way our school works, etc. etc. She did hand me a copy of that and it was actually very well done, so I'm comfortable giving her a good score on that. There is one rubric item that's "professional practice" that I think I would probably give her a 2 (developing) on. Is that too harsh? These are online classes, so I've had no contact with her supervisor, and there's nothing for me to sign off on saying she came so many hours or taught so many lessons, so I don't really know what to do about all of the missed hours. I understand people make mistakes and I don't want to go ruining anyone's career or anything, but even as a pre-k sped teacher you need to be very organized with paperwork, meetings, and deadlines. In the sped world, a missed deadline for a meeting or paperwork is literally a legal matter and not something you can just mess around with.