I have a student teacher this year and for the most part things are going well. She is in her early 50's and this is a second career for her. She has been at home with her kids for probably about 15 years. Not to be an ageist, but I was glad I had someone a little older - I figured she would be a little more grounded and take student teaching seriously, plus she has an interesting career background before her children were born so I thought it would be great that she could bring some experiences to the classroom. However, there are two issues I am noticing and I am not sure what to do with either. The first - she has a SERIOUS technology gap. She has been working on her teaching degree for 3 years so I was surprised at her lack of technology experience. I started with showing her the gradebook, moodle, etc. She was really slow picking it up and I realized today she can't even navigate windows - like, I had to show her how to minimize a window and open it back up from the tray today, or use ctrl alt del to log on. I am in a 1:1 classroom and have gone almost entirely digital. I don't mind teaching her how to use the apps we use for school, but I can't teach her how to use a computer. What do I do? I am not saying she can't teach without technology but I am sure that most of us are required to check email several times a day, email parents, enter grades electronically, etc. Should I email her university supervisor? The second issue is probably even touchier. I noticed right away that she was kind of spazzy/flaky/quirky. Not in a bad way, just someone's whose brain is going in 20 different directions at a time. However, I started noticing right away that she wasn't remembering things that I told her. At first I thought that she was probably just overwhelmed, but I keep noticing it happening. For example, yesterday, she asked me a simple question and I gave a simple response. Today she asked the same question and I gave the same response. An hour later, she asked me the same question AGAIN and I gave the same response. Each time, when I gave the response, she acted like it was the first time she had heard it, not like "oh, yeah, duh, we talked about that already..." like you might do if you just forgot because you are overwhelmed. A couple of times I even said "Oh, remember, we talked about that yesterday..." and she says "Oh... I don't remember that." I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt, especially this early in, but it is happening A LOT, and her reaction indicated she really doesn't remember, not just that she is overwhelmed. I really don't know what to do with this, other than just document incidents of this occurring. Should I say anything to anyone? I teach high school so it's not like she is going to put the kids in danger by forgetting something.