Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup
In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.
Heck and Nancy Bacharach, Co-Directors of the Academy for Co-Teaching and Collaboration at St. Cloud State University, enumerate the benefits of the co-teaching model in helping student teachers develop their in-class practice.
In conjunction with two colleagues, Paksuniemi, a professor at the University of Lapland, explains how Finland's high standards for teacher education became a significant factor in that country's highly-regarded educational system.
Smith, an associate professor in literacy curriculum, describes his pre-service teachers' reflections on the five dimensions of reading with their elementary school buddies, and how this helps them understand adaptive teaching.
Bay-Williams, educator and author, shares three critical ideas that she wants her pre-service math teachers to learn, each connected with a basic understanding of how their students will think and acquire knowledge.
Fuentes and Switzer, assistant professors of math education, show the building blocks of the teacher knowledge framework and share preservice teachers' reflections on learning to anticipate student thinking.
Levstik, a professor of social studies and history education, reduces the archaeological concept of chaîne opératoire into five basic steps that help preservice teachers introduce their students to human intelligence, innovation, and agency.
Claflin of YES Prep Public Schools stresses the importance of close-out conversations with instructional teachers and suggests five steps to help educators end the year strong while looking ahead to next fall.