…to student teachers is another story given it requires two semesters of study and associated costs. I’m anxious to see some of the data from these experiences but I am hopefully the apprenticeship model will yield better prepared and more exuberant teachers.
…fession, who works with three teachers. Essentially, a third of the day is spent with each teacher. We’re exploring ways to support their transition to fully function and effective homeroom teacher including how to support the three teachers in supporting a new teacher and what skills do they (the associate) need to come in with to be successful and what do we need to spend the year helping them develop. In addition, it takes a certain type of person to want a residency/apprentice year — not everyone sees the value/understands how difficult it can be to be truly effective teacher in your first year of teaching. And to not be effective is a disservice to the students we’re teaching.