What can I do to help my student teacher for an interview?

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  1. LouiseB

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    My student teacher has an interview next week. I would like to help her so that she does well at this interview. Do you have any suggestions? I think she would do a good job. Thanks!
     
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    Can you pull your team together and give her a practice panel interview?
     
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    Did you write her a smashing letter of recommendation to bring with her?
     
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    This.
     
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    Letters of recommendation and practice answering questions...
     
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    Thank you for your suggestions. I haven't written a letter of recommendation before. Anything I should definitely include? I have search for samples of recommendation letters. Thanks!
     
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    Mention what you teach/your ST has taught (i.e. self contained special education with students in third throguh sixth grades)
     
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    I think more important than the "what" (the "what" can easily be addressed through the ST on the resume!) is the "how" they taught and "how" they interacted with the students. I'd definitely try to include an example of at least one specific lesson that your ST taught that you thought was "the bomb" and give specific reasons why it was so great. Try to paint a picture of that person in the classroom, as opposed to a "vanilla" type letter. Also, state what you think that ST would bring to the table if hired in terms of perhaps new ideas, communication with families and colleagues, energy and enthusiasm etc. etc.
     
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    Letter of recommendation - Describe her best exemplars of what makes her a good teacher. Focus on things she does well with students and in the classroom, but also include other things like her ability to reflect, her willingness to be a team member, her comfort level with technology, etc.

    My CT set up a mock interview with her P and VP. It was useful.
     
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    Refer her to this site and the job seekers forum; loads of tips there.

    If you haven't written a letter of rec before, perhaps ask a teacher who has, or your admin, to look over what you write to give you feedback.
     
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    This would be on the ST's resume.

    More helpful would be a letter of recommendation in which the ST's strengths, creativity, passion and professionalism are highlighted.
    Also keep an eye out for openings in local districts for which your ST would be qualified...reach out to contacts in districts where ST applies and voice your confidence in ST.
     

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