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Posted on October 3, 2017 2:13 pm
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eguByp
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At the school I am observing, I was put with a new teacher but I don't want to be rude and ask for another teacher who has been teaching for longer then she has. What can I say to not make her feel like she's not really not my type?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 3, 2017 3:57 pm

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You can observe her for a few days and write down notes. You can write down what you liked about her teaching and what you think you would not do, or something you would improve. You can ask if you can visit other classes to see different teaching styles and strategies to get multiple ideas of what you would like to implement in your classroom. Each teacher has something excellent about them and you want to see many different types of teaching styles and how they all help students learn. You can say that it is important for you to see differences in teaching so you can have more knowledge and improve upon your own teaching. That way, it does not sound harsh and it sounds like you want to improve.
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Solution 2
Posted October 4, 2017 12:05 am

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Take notes of things your learning from this new teacher, ask her what she has learned in her first year of teaching so far. Maybe having someone newer is helpful in its own way!
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Solution 3
Posted October 3, 2017 11:14 pm

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I understand your dilemma but in the opposite- I am working with a teacher who has been in the school system for 30 years and while I admire her expertise, she also has some "old school" methods and demeanor that I do not necessarily believe I would use in my classroom. What I suggest for you is that you continue spending time in this class, but also ask if you may work with an additional teacher to gain experience in many different ways. Approaching it as if you are just trying to see everything there is out there might be the more diplomatic way to go about things.
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Solution 4
Posted October 5, 2017 12:43 am

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I understand what it's like to work with a teacher you may not be too happy with. I am currently mentoring at two elementary schools and one of the schools the teacher I am working with is just not really thrilled about. However, in your case since you're observing you should talk to the person who assigned you into this classroom. If you really are not happy being with this teacher then just talk to your coordinator about it and he or she should be willing to work with you. They told us at my school that they want this experience to be amazing and if you don't like something they will fix it. If you decide to stay with this teacher then I think you might learn a lot from him or her about being a first year teacher. You will be a new teacher someday too and he or she might give some good advice.
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Solution 5
Posted October 1, 2018 6:03 pm

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Although new teachers may not have the most experience, they may have had the newest experiences and the newest and best ways to deal with situations because they are fresh out of school. Sometimes having a teacher who has been in the system for a long time may be doing things the old way, and it may not be the right way anymore. Give the teacher the benefit of the doubt.
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Solution 6
Posted October 16, 2017 1:08 am

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Just because they are a new teacher does not mean they are going to be bad. I would observe the teacher for a few days and write don some notes. You can write about the things you liked or were not a fan of. This way you can figure out new things to try or try to improve the ideas they had that were not working. Just because the teacher does not have a lot of experience does not mean you will not learn anything. The teaching world evolves every day and every teacher has different ideas.
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Solution 7
Posted February 22, 2018 10:13 pm

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I would stay in her classroom for a few days to get an idea of how she does things. Seeing things and getting tips from a newer teacher's perspective could actually be really helpful, as you will ideally be in her shoes soon enough. If after giving her a chance you still strongly feel as though you are not benefiting from being in her classroom, I would talk to whoever assigned you into that class about receiving a new placement.
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Solution 8
Posted February 24, 2018 4:08 am

Ariel Brangers
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One day you may be in the same situation. I would observe for a week or so, you never know how the days could go. This could be a good example of how you would want to teach, or how you wouldn't teach. Then I feel you could contact the school volunteer coordinator and ask if you could observe another teacher to expand your experiences.
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Solution 9
Posted Today 3:48 am

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That you would like to experience another classroom and strategies.
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