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Supervised Fieldwork & Advisement

Supervised Fieldwork: Conference Groups

It’d been whispered a time or two that educators often need therapy. Not the lay-on-a-chaise-and-spill-all-your-existential-crises-out-to-a-doctor kind of therapy (although there’s nothing wrong with that). No, more like the kind of therapy anyone needs after a taxing day (or a couple of days) of hard work. Teaching is not easy—  it’s a juggling act propelled by […]

Supervised Fieldwork & Advisement

Supervised Fieldwork: Observation

Nothing terrifies a teacher more than mentioning a class observation. Teachers are observed a lot – a whole lot. Whether from the city, the state, independent organizations, or any part of an administration, having someone watch every move you make to assess your competency is always nerve-wracking, no matter how great you are at your […]

Supervised Fieldwork & Advisement

Supervised Fieldwork at Cool Culture

Along with graduation, what I was most looking forward to at the start of my last semester at Bank Street was the supervised fieldwork portion of the museum education program at a cultural institution. In the Museum Education:Childhoodprogram we are required to do one semester of supervised fieldwork in two classrooms, lower and upper elementary, and one […]

Culturally Responsive Practice

Talking about Race in the Classroom

“Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, 1963. Exactly one week away from the holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bank […]

Supervised Fieldwork & Advisement

My First Day in the Classroom

Walking into my classroom on the first day of school, I was a bundle of nerves. Would they like me? Am I smart enough? Can I really do this? My feelings on my first day of supervised fieldwork probably mirrored those of the first graders in my class. However, those doubts and fears soon faded […]

Activities For The Classroom

Student Teacher: Teacher and Student

Every program at Bank Street involves some form of supervised fieldwork. Depending on the program this can be as a head teacher, assistant teacher, or a student teacher. For my program, the dual early childhood and childhood education program, you must complete your fieldwork as a student teacher in four different classrooms throughout the school year. […]

Graduate School Classes

Supervised Fieldwork Demystified

These are questions I often hear about Supervised Fieldwork at Bank Street: How does Bank Street help you get your placement? When do you find out? What do you do when you find out? How do you survive a year with no income? What’s the best part of it? As I approached the end of my […]