I will be student teaching next semester. Currently I am placed with a school about 30 mins from my college. I am hesitant to live in a dorm during student teaching. My only other solution would be to live at home and have almost an hour commute or see if I can get placed at a school closer to my house. I am familiar with my cooperating teacher because I have completed hours with her before and have anxiety that if I choose a school near my house I will be stuck with a bad teacher. Pros of living at home with closer location would help money wise and be safer in the winter, and cons would be either the longer drive or getting a different school with possible bad co-op teacher. Looking for some advice. Have any of you lived in the dorm while student teaching (with a roommate) and was the experience fine or would living at home be a better option, as well as should I keep the school I am with or try for a closer school near home?