Rachel Sherman is an early childhood/elementary education and linguistics major. She is spending her last undergraduate semester student teaching.
In addition to working with 20 students, I have been very lucky to work with a great cooperating teacher who has been teaching for the past 17 years. She was a student teacher at Hofstra and has been in the Herricks School District since student teaching. She is organized, warm and honest. She has given me the opportunity to teach what I want to teach and provides feedback and constructive criticism. An important factor in partnering with another teacher is trust. She trusts me, which I appreciate. She will contact me late at night or early in the morning before school starts, asking me to help her out with certain items if she is late, not coming in, or if at the last minute she needs me to teach a lesson if she has a meeting.
Next week, I will be starting my last student teaching placement. I will be in Kindergarten until the middle of May, when I graduate. Since graduation is approaching, I’ve been applying to graduate school and teaching positions. I’m going to miss my 2nd graders so much, but I’m looking forward to visiting them and getting the latest on what they are learning in school.