Module 3: Characteristics of Practicum Students

Module 3 Progress

So, what actions will you take to help your PST be successful?

Consider each of the strategies from the list provided that indicate how you might work with the following type of PST:

Shy and timid, afraid to take any leadership role in the classroom

Eager to take over the classroom on day one

Very vocal and capable when working with PK-12 students, but timid when speaking with you or other colleagues

Very vocal and capable when working with you and your colleagues, but timid when speaking to PK-12 students

  • Arrange for the PST to work 1-on-1 or with small groups at first
Doesn’t want to be there

Questions for Reflection

  • In the past, how have you determined your PST’s readiness to participate in your class (confident, shy, tentative, over-eager, etc.)?

  • Typically, a PST is with you for a relatively short amount of time throughout the week, what strategies have you used to get to know your PST given they are not there every day?

  • In your opinion, what is the most critical piece of information a PST needs to know so they can be successful?

Up Next: In module 4 you will learn about culturally responsive classroom practice.