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Posts tagged with "student teaching"

Observation & Recording

Posted by Domonique Williams on Friday, Feb 26, 2016

"Observing and recording children's behavior is the wellspring that nourishes and integrates the dual elements of a teacher's role - doing and reflecting. Using these techniques, teachers learn to rely on themselves as a potent source of information and to share what they've learned with colleagues and parents about the ...


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My First Day in the Classroom

Posted by Domonique Williams on Friday, Dec 4, 2015

Walking into my classroom on the first day of school, I was a bundle of nerves. Would they like me? Am I smart enough? Can I really do this? My feelings on my first day of supervised fieldwork probably mirrored those of the first graders in my class. However, those ...


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Questions from You (Part 2)!

Posted by Jesse Nguyen on Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

On March 28, 2015, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, ...


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Student Teacher: Teacher and Student

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Monday, Apr 13, 2015

Every program at Bank Street involves some form of supervised fieldwork. Depending on the program this can be as a head teacher, assistant teacher, or a student teacher. For my program, the dual early childhood and childhood education program, you must complete your fieldwork as a student teacher in four ...


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Questions from you!

Posted by Jesse Nguyen on Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015

On March 28, 2015, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, ...


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I Love Math: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

Before starting at Bank Street, there was one subject I was particularly nervous about tackling, and that subject was math. I have never felt comfortable with adding or subtracting in my head, I have trouble recalling my multiplication facts, and I still don’t know how I passed Algebra in high ...


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Questions from you!

Posted by Jesse Nguyen on Friday, Apr 18, 2014

On April 5th, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we ...


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Top 10 New Teacher Materials

Posted by John Kuckens on Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

First year teachers have a lot to consider when setting up their classroom. The physical placement of materials, bins, coat hooks, and name tags is important because it plays a huge role in classroom management. Transitions are the toughest times to manage, so this list should provide some ideas to ...


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Field Trips - Part 2!

Posted by John Kuckens on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

Did you know about Castle Clinton? I had no idea about it until we took second graders there last fall. It is one of the oldest buildings in Manhattan, and has been converted, re-converted, or restored so many times it boggles the mind. It has been an opera house, museum, ...


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Center for Architecture Foundation Field Trip

Posted by John Kuckens on Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

On Thursday, my cooperating teacher and I took 27 second graders to the Center for Architecture Foundation. The trip ties in to a larger unit of study on how buildings work. The AIA New York Chapter was a wonderful experience for our second graders. The architect workshop leader for the ...


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Welcome Back!

Posted by John Kuckens on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

...and we're back! What a wonderful holiday break. I hope everyone survived the "polar vortex" and at the very least got to enjoy calling it the polar vortex. Classes are beginning this week! Students are again scanning their IDs at the front gates, familiar faces are spotted in familiar classrooms, ...


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Supervised Fieldwork Demystified

Posted by John Kuckens on Friday, Nov 22, 2013

These are questions I often hear about Supervised Fieldwork at Bank Street: How does Bank Street help you get your placement? When do you find out? What do you do when you find out? How do you survive a year with no income? What's the best part of it? As ...


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