Student teachers at NHA get a true glimpse of what it will be like to be the lead classroom teacher, with a BIG safety net! Student teachers start their placements like most of their peers, observing the host teacher and providing help to students as needed and then once they are ready, begin “taking over” the classroom.
We have heard from many student teachers that the NHA program differentiates itself from other school programs in the following ways:
- NHA host teachers are very intentional about making sure students have the same level of respect for the student teacher as they do themselves, and outwardly show support for the student teacher to reinforce the message.
- Host teachers serve as a mentor to student teachers, providing feedback and guidance all along the way but they are also a partner, two teachers working together to better meet the needs of all the children in the class.
- Student teachers are invited to participate in all scheduled professional development activities and staff meetings, treating them as any other school staff member. If fact, many teachers plan after school activities that student teachers are invited to, deepening the tie between the school and student.
Current College Students: If you are a current student in an education program wanting to student teach at a NHA school, complete the form on this page to get started.
Colleges & Universities: If you are a college or university interested in partnering with a NHA school to host students for student teaching placements, complete the form on this page to get started.
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