I begin student teaching/internship in mid-January. We are having several meetings and at every meeting, it is strongly suggested that we start applying for positions as early as February. It is also strongly suggested that we use only professional references, who know our style of teaching or our strengths in the classroom. I need three references and was thinking of asking one of my professors, my future mentor teacher, and a teacher that I did observations with. I have had several professors, who have told me that I have creative and interesting ideas for classroom activities and assessments. So, I would love to ask one or two for a reference. I believe this would be okay. But, I'm curious - would it be okay to ask a teacher I often observed (and did a few classroom activities with) - to be a reference? There was one teacher, last semester, who I spent twenty hours observing and I even taught a lesson with her first hour class. I want to ask her, because she gave me great feedback. But, I am uncertain if I should ask. She may not remember me.