How important do you feel it is that a student teacher knows how to spell? I am referring to 4th grade words, in regards to checking spelling tests, writing on the board, etc. I don't know how big of a deal this is. Is it the norm that teachers can usually spell? Every week after my ST checks spelling, I look over it and find at least 10 errors that they didn't. They also incorrectly spell common words in their daily writing on the board, which the students usually catch.