Teaching Fellow Sheila Pritchett describes what it was like to have veteran teachers mentor her during her year of clinical placement. That’s what the WW Teaching Fellowship calls student teaching, but it’s student teaching on steroids–for a full year, with expert mentors all the way. Sheila, who now teaches freshman bio and biomedical enrichment classes at an Indianapolis high schools, says that her mentors’ guidance “has been a valuable, valuable, valuable tool for me to use as my students enter my room, while they’re in my room, and when they exit.”
Have a look at Sheila’s 90-second commentary below:
Teachers–have you mentored folks who are new to the classroom? Did you have a mentor whose advice you still rely on, and if so, what was that advice?