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Go The Extra Mile: Advice from a Teacher Intern

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This post is part of a series on #summerPD for pre-service teachers.

Maggie Darnell recently completed her student teaching internship and will be teaching seventh-grade English (plus an awesome-sounding enrichment course in Zombie Survival!) in the fall. In this interview, Maggie reflects on her experience and shares some advice for cooperating teachers and pre-service teachers. After taking a blogging hiatus during her student teaching, Maggie is back to regular blogging at lechatdu503. You can also follow her on Twitter at @missmdarnell.


Kelsey and Maggie with some NCTE swag

What do you wish cooperating teachers would know, understand, or do?

I wish cooperating teachers would know to leave their student teacher alone and let them teach on their own (and not with the cooperating teacher’s scripted lesson plans). It’s scary, as a student teacher, to have that responsibility, but that’s what you’ll have as a real teacher with a…

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