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 Changing the rules while student teaching 
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Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:48 pm
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What happens if we student teach in a classroom that is structured in a way completely different than the methods we are comfortable with? For example, what if the teacher we are placed with believes in pass/fail instead of the A B C grading system. When we take over are we allowed to change it while we are there?

The reason I bring this up is from a conversation I had with a current student teacher. He has been in a PE class that is graded with an S or a U, but his contacts from ASU want him to actually assign his students letter grades, essentially to change the nature of the course the regular teacher developed. What would you do in this situation?

Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:28 pm
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Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:46 pm
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I'm not real sure you should change a teacher's entire grading structure if you are only a student teacher. However, it is never a bad idea to make suggestions. Being a teacher, after all, it is their job to listen.

You can after all is said and done, walk away from your student teaching experience with at least an example of what not to do.

Nevertheless, it's a tough spot to be in.

Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:11 pm
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