My pre-service teacher is speaking inappropriately to myself or other staff, what should I do?

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Expectations for professionalism and teacher talk is a topic that is addressed at University in depth so students should be aware of what is appropriate and inappropriate. However, some students might need extra guidance in understanding how to speak professionally with staff in a school setting. If your PST is using inappropriate language or speaking about inappropriate topics with yourself … Read More

My pre-service teacher is using unprofessional talk with students, how should I handle this?

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Some students might need extra guidance in understanding how to speak professionally with students – expectations for teacher talk is a topic that is addressed at in depth at University. Occasionally PSTs may slip up with silly conversations (what they were watching on Youtube, did on the weekend etc.) or informal language (OMG, WTF, soft swear words like bugger etc.). … 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