Reference Letters

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  1. MissH225

    MissH225 Comrade

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    Feb 22, 2009

    I have reference letters from my cooperating teacher from student teaching and university supervisor from last spring. I plan on getting another one from the teacher I am an Instructional Assistant for this year.

    My question is are my 2 reference letters from last spring too outdated? Most of the time I'm only asked to provide references (which I have no problem with) but some places ask for 2-3 reference letters. So what do you think?
     
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  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Feb 22, 2009

    Is the only experience in the classroom you have is student teaching and the instructional assistant position? If so, I would say the 2 letters from your CT and supervisor should be good.
     
  4. Beverly

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    I don't think it would be a problem. Mine are from last Spring as well. I figured they'd rather hear from my cooperating teachers than people at my daycare. (My boss doesn't even use proper English). Besides, student teaching is the only primary-age experience I have.
     
  5. Erin Elizabeth

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    I think generally letters are good if they are less than 3 years old.

    At least that's what I've heard!
     

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