Each semester, to help students prepare for their upcoming student teaching experience, Dr. Jeannine Klomes, professor of education, invites current student teachers to share a pot luck
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breakfast with students enrolled in EDEC Lab Three.
The purpose of this gathering is to provide those preparing to student teach with feedback and information from those currently engaged in the 15 week field experience. At the breakfast, EC majors network with the current EC student teachers to share stories and advice. Discussions range from how best to prepare for working with a classroom of children seven hours a day, five days a week, to topics about the most stressful verses rewarding moments. This annual social gives lab students the opportunity to learn from new supportive peers, the student teachers confirm their performance progress, and Dr. Klomes gains insight about how to improve EC course instruction.
“Gearing up for student teaching can be very intimidating because students are required to effectively integrate a wealth of college class material into the professional knowledge, skills, and disposition expected of beginning teachers, thus having an opportunity to talk with those succeeding in this process is wonderful,” said Dr. Klomes.