THE ABILITY TO EDUCATE IN THE BERKLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
I acquired from this experience, it is difficult to come up with recommendations for future teachers. There are many aspects of student teaching, from choosing a teacher to work with, the level one wants to teach, and the subject area. The first piece of advice I would give is to decide upon high school or middle school. One might find it easier to work in a middle school where students are not quite so interested in their looks and boys or girls and to have the ability to shape an immature mind, or at a high school where the kid keep one on their toes and one has to come up with challenging lessons. The other piece of advice, which I believe is most important, is that a student teacher should make sure the teacher s/he chooses to work with has had student teachers in the past. This one aspect can cause much grief because a student teacher is there to learn, but the teacher is not sure how to go about teaching you. In my case the teacher also had a problem handing the classroom over with everything that goes with it, making your authority almost non-existent. This can cause you to find yourself in a most uncomfortable position. With that said my final word of advice is throw yourself in mind, body, and soul and learn and do as much as possible for it will be over before you know it.