How to be an Effective Student Teacher

Updated: Sep 9



In this week's podcast, Dr. Shani Challenor and I discuss how to be an effective student teacher - before, during, and after student teaching. Several practical tips are shared that you can implement today during your student teaching experience.


Dr. Shani is an exceptional education teacher who is passionate about this work. Her philosophy of education is that all children are exceptional and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. She desires to create an atmosphere where scholars and educators can meet their full potential. Scholars and stakeholders must be provided with a safe environment where they are invited to share their brilliant thoughts and become risk-takers.


Before student teaching

  • Breathe

  • Relax

  • Watch YouTube videos of classrooms in your content area and subject area

  • Know you standards

  • How will you present yourself as a student teacher

  • Be respectful to all in the building

During student teaching

  • Dress professionally

  • Communicate with your lead teacher

  • Don't interrupt the learning

  • If you are helping students, you are helping the teacher

After student teaching

  • Reflect on your experience weekly, daily, monthly

  • Ask for feedback

  • Evaluate your self

  • Continue to glow and grow

  • Use your resources

  • Have an open mind to job opportunities

Resources mentioned in this episode

Connect with Dr. Shani Challenor on Instagram

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