Better Teacher-Candidate Mentoring Targeted
Summer Brewer’s first student-teaching experience taught her many things, all learned the hard way.
The teacher she was apprenticed to gave students worksheets for whole class periods and never got up from her desk. By Ms. Brewer’s fourth day, her mentor was spending most of her time in the teachers’ lounge.
“I was essentially a full-time teacher,” said Ms. Brewer, now a second-year high school English teacher in the Henderson County district, in Tennessee. “I’m not sure how [she] still gets student-teachers, unless the principal does it because he knows it’s the only way any...
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