Your host teacher (HT) is the cooperating teacher in the school who has invited you to participate in his or her classroom. He or she is an experienced teacher and has, in most instances, experience mentoring teacher candidates like you. You must remember that you are a guest in the host teacher’s classroom and should always behave accordingly. Your HT will interact with you daily and will complete a midterm and final evaluation of your demonstration teaching (DT) performance. As in all relationships, communication between you, your HT, and your clinical supervisor (CS) is very important to ensure a successful DT experience.
If you are a contracted teacher completing your DT as a teacher of record, you will not have a HT as you will essentially act as your own HT and will be supervised by your assigned CS.