1. Your Teaching Placement School
2. Meet the Cooperating Teacher
3. Learn the Curriculum
Ask for an overview of the curriculum to become familiar with and study your standards. Offer to help set up class and take part in the planning before the term begins. This will give you a good feel for the process of teacher preparation..
Set-up an observation schedule. Cooperating teachers are responsible for evaluating students teachers at certain benchmarks throughout the semester. Plan ahead so you’ll be prepared. When you do get observed, be sure to go over each evaluation with your cooperating teacher so you know how to improve.
5. Get involved.f
Help grade papers, clean, copy, run errands, listen to conflict resolution, attend staff meetings and visit the teacher’s Getting first hand experience with these daily teacher tasks help set a clear picture of what it will be like to do them all by yourself.