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    Unfortunately I have!!!
    By Krissy

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    It is such a shame to see teachers taking on the responsibility of having a student teacher and they really shouldn't be. I was fortunate to have placements that were beneficial, but I know many others who didn't have good experiences. There are many teachers who take on ST's because they want the ST to run all the errands and do the copying. It makes me sick to think of the talent that is wasted in these situations.

    There are also many teachers who take on ST's so they don't have to teach and do all the work. I believe that as a ST, you have a lot of work to do. However, you shouldn't be expected to do every little thing and not get paid. It is very common to not get paid during an internship in teaching.

    I just hope that the teachers I listed above start to realize that they are doing a huge disservice to ST's. I actually know a few who dropped out during fieldwork because the teachers expected too much from them and they were miserable. Please learn a lesson from this, be as helpful and as fair as possible.

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