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What Do I Need to Know about Observing My 495A Student?

Observing means describing what was heard or seen. Specific comments such as “I saw five students sharpening their pencils while you were speaking,” is easier for a student to remedy than a more general evaluative comment such as “Your classroom management needs work.” In general, the more specific you can be, the better – rather than “Nice job,” a comment such as, “You did a nice job bringing the student back on task by standing next to his desk,” provides the student with feedback he/she can use for growth.

A Guidebook for Mentor Teachers of C I 495A Students
Letter to the Mentors ○ Contact Information ○ What Is Penn State's Teacher Education Program All About? ○ What Is This "DI Block" That My Student Talks About?  What Is CI 495A? ○ Sample Student Schedule ○ What Does My Student Have to Do for CI 495A? ○ What Do I Need to Know about Observing My Student? ○ What Do I Need to Know about Conferencing with My Student? ○ What Do I Need to Know about Evaluating My Student? ○ How Do I Contact Someone If I Have Questions?