Pacing guides provide the clinical supervisor, host teacher, and teacher candidate with suggestions for how to pace the in-class demonstration teaching (student teaching) experience from start to ﬁnish and to plan the clinical supervisor observations and evaluations.
Teacher candidates should use the pacing guides to manage and plan their time during demonstration teaching. The general guideline is a progression for the teacher candidate to move from observing, to increasing responsibilities in the classroom, to full-time teaching for two weeks, to turning classes back over to the host teacher, and a ﬁnal week of observations in different settings.
These pacing guides are suggestions. The clinical supervisor and host teacher can and should adjust the schedule as necessary in coordination with the teacher candidate's skills/needs, and host teacher's requirements to meet the needs of the students in the classroom.
To access a pacing guide, click on the link below that corresponds with the teacher candidate’s placement: