My pre-service teacher has a bad attitude and is not participating satisfactorily at school, what should I do?

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Occasionally PSTs struggle with the reality of what being a teacher involves. At other times there are things going on in PSTs lives outside of school that impact their attitude and ability to function at school. If you are concerned about your PSTs attitude or their participation on placement this issue needs to be addressed immediately. Below is a series … Read More

My pre-service teacher is doing their Uni work during class time, are they supposed to be doing this?

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Whilst pre-service teachers do have lots of work to complete while they are on placement they should always be focusing on and working with your students during class time. They should not be working on their lesson plans or other assignments during class time. The only exception to this is if they are completing a university designated classroom audit or … Read More

My pre-service teacher is using unprofessional talk with their buddy/peers, what should I do?

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Some students may need extra guidance in understanding how to speak and work professionally and in a supportive capacity with their buddy/peers. Expectations for teacher talk is a topic that is addressed in workshops at RMIT prior to placement. Occasionally however, there are personal/friendship/cultural issues that get in the way of supportive working relationships between peers. As a mentor teacher … Read More