The following behaviors are unacceptable during your practicum and may result in termination of the placement if the candidate:
Must be asked and reminded to prepare and submit lesson plans in a timely fashion for approval by the host teacher (HT) and/or clinical supervisor (CS).
Fails to show initiative, does not put forth effort to enrich classroom learning beyond regular textbook or workbook exercises, does not create candidate-prepared materials without prompting, and does not personalize instruction to enhance student learning.
Rejects or does not attend to suggestions and ideas for improvement from the CS or HT, makes excuses and is defensive about constructive feedback on their performance
Is not reliable and makes self-serving and unprofessional decisions.
Fails to create suitable rapport with students based on their developmental levels and/or needs.
Uses inappropriate classroom language that demeans students, ethnicities, or genders, or slanders a student’s or colleague’s personal character.
Fails to initiate and sustain appropriate professional and personal relationships with teachers, CS, administrators, school staff, parents, or other adults.