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Ultimate Guide to your Student Teaching Binder

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

Okay, student teaching is right around the corner and you may be asking yourself, “What should I have in my student teaching binder?”  I get this question every year around this time and I am here to share with you some of my go to areas for a student teacher binder.

Sections or pages to include in your student teacher binder

  • Contact information for your cooperating teacher and college supervisor 

  • Class roster and annotated seating chart - for each period that you teach with start/end times for each period

  • School schedule

  • Calendar -Monthly. Weekly, Daily

  • Standards for the subject areas in which you will teach - Common core or state standards

  • Lesson plans separated for each subject area and a place to reflect

  • Big ideas for each domain - planning and prep, instruction, classroom environment, and professional development

  • Professional development log

Procedures – as you observe and or ask your cooperating teacher document common classroom procedures 

  • Take and submit attendance

  • Student is tardy 

  • Grades 

  • Feedback 

  • Take and submit lunch count

  • Late papers

  • How students enter and exit the classroom

  • How students line up to leave 

  • Fire drill

  • Emergency card location

  • Where they hand in their homework 

  • Bathroom policy

  • If they finish work early 

For more information about classroom procedures check out

Friends this is not by any means an exhaustive list of must haves for your student teaching binder - just something to get you started.

Remember, you have the EduMagic in YOU!

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