I have been student teaching for a few weeks now and things are getting better, however; I have another dilemma. What can we, as student teachers, "ask" for from our Resident teachers? Im currently at a CSU doing 14 units plus student teaching everyday and while lesson planning and coming up with activities isnt a as hard as it used to be; constantly creating my own homework assignments DIFFERENT from the resident teacher is becoming slightly excessive. Forget about me, i feel like its sort of detrimental to the students. My resident teacher is a REALLY good teacher and Id much rather use her assignments than my own, not because mine are not "good enough" but because this late in the year, the students are used to her and her type of assignments. Basically I dont see the need to reinvent the wheel every week. Also, it would make my life a little less hectic if I have options that are easily accessible, so i just wanted to know how it would look if I brought this up to my resident teacher. Im not trying to get out of doing extra work, its just that I cant. Unfortunately the CSU i go to is heavy on projects being turned in every week, and my master teacher requires new lesson plans every day (99% of other student teachers i talk to have told me their resident teachers dont require typed lesson plans every day) plus assignments, chapter over views, etc etc. I just want to know where the line is, and how do I approach this in a professional manner? Everyone I have asked and talked to didnt know how to answer because their resident teachers pretty much spoon feed them everything, including lesson plans. I dont want to be spoon fed by any means, just given some assistance.