Questions and Answers
Teacher candidates are expected to participate in professional development activities during observation days on practice teaching days unless the associate teacher or principal provides alternative instruction. those cases, teacher candidates are to remain at the school.
- Should the teacher candidate attend professional activity days?
Teacher candidates should attend staff meetings unless the associate teacher or principal determine attendance is inappropriate.
- Should teacher candidates attend staff meetings?
Teacher candidates cannot be released from their studies at the Faculty to serve as supply teachers.
- Can the teacher candidate supply teach?
- Can the teacher candidate be left alone in a classroom during a period of time during the practicum?
“The Associate Teacher is to be within earshot distance of the teacher candidate at all times.” ETFO policy.If a teacher candidate is left in the classroom during a practicum, it is assumed that the principal or designate is responsible.
Teacher candidates should be in the school well in advance of the bell in the morning and remain after the bell in the afternoon. Adequate time must be allowed to prepare for classroom activities, discuss plans with the associate teacher, etc. The teacher candidate should arrive earlier and stay later to successfully accomplish these and other related tasks.
- What time should the teacher candidate be expected to be at school?
Teacher candidates must let the associate teacher and faculty advisor know that they will be absent. The teacher candidate is responsible for getting any lesson plans to the associate teacher before class starts on the day of the absence. Communication with the faculty advisor is also essential.
- What are the teacher candidate’s responsibilities when they are absent due to illness during observation days and the teaching block
Teacher candidates can supervise the playground, corridors or lunchroom when expected under the guidance of a certified teacher.
- Can the teacher candidate do the associate teacher’s supervision duties
Teacher candidates should use non-teaching times to observe teaching methods used by the associate teacher, work with individual students, supervise group activities, prepare bulletin boards, and grade student performance. Still other tasks may be determined by the associate teacher.
- What should the teacher candidate be doing during non-teaching classroom time?