Assessment Discription Interview your cooperating teacher/mentor about the following aspects of your cooperating classroom. Use the discussion to prepare f

Assessment Discription Interview your cooperating teacher/mentor about the following aspects of your cooperating classroom. Use the discussion to prepare for the student teaching experience. Your interview questions and observations should review the following:

The best methods for communicating with your cooperating teacher/mentor
The school philosophy, policies, calendar, and daily schedule
The professional dispositions including expectations regarding dress, behavior, etc.
Required reports and recordkeeping, grading standards, and discipline procedures
District/school resources provided based upon the learning expectations
Expectations for students, routines, procedures, and an established classroom management plan
Additional questions as appropriate

Summarize and reflect upon your interview and explain how you will use your findings in your student teaching practice and future professional practice.
Consider the following:

What surprised you the most about your cooperating teacher/mentor’s responses?
How do the “Professional Dispositions” align to your cooperating teacher/mentor’s responses?
How can you apply your findings to your future professional career?

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