Sep 30, 2022

Journey of a Student Teacher Part 2

He's BACK! We had the opportunity to have Anthony Wiggins, Matt's student teacher, back on the show to talk about his first few weeks of experience in the classroom. Anthony is coming into his own as a teacher.  Learning through experience, wisdom of others, and making his own mistakes. Anthony is more reflective, more confident, and brings a new energy.  He also asks thought provoking questions to Matt and Ken to learn more.


In This Episode We Cover

  • Get involved in the school community so students who don't have you know you.Establish consistent, clear, concise routines and expectations in the beginning of the year.

  • Be very explicit in your directions and relationships with students.Anthony shares aspects of the classroom he sees with Matt that he wants to emulate, and aspects he wants to change.

  • Anthony questions Ken on small group instruction and how it can be most effective.Advice on classroom management and how to have clear expectations while maintaining individual relationships and treating each individual on a case by case basis.

  • Advice for graduating pre-service teachers for pursuing and finding a job.