Student teaching offers the student first-hand
teaching experience and the opportunity to explore the learning processes in
the EFL classroom. Meaningful connections between theory and practice will be
made. Students will encounter the realities of the Israeli education system, in
general, and the junior high-school and the high-school, in particular. Through
observation of a cooperating teacher and supervised teaching, the student
teacher will be expected to reflect, develop a repertoire of teaching skills,
understand diverse learners and become familiar with English curriculum and its
implementation in the classroom.
teachers will be able to:
communicate, collaborate, and consult with cooperating teachers and students in
the educational process and use this information to develop decision making
abilities and reflective thinking.
and maintain a safe & orderly learning environment that fosters positive
social interaction and active engagement in learning.
strategies to cater to different pupils in a heterogeneous class.
technology in teaching and learning
responsibility for classroom procedures and activities.
strategies for identifying personal areas of strengths and weaknesses during
field experiences, seeking opportunities for professional growth.
Incorporate academic studies and the
realities of the school system
Lesson and unit planning – setting realistic
objectives to be followed by appropriate strategies.
The role of the teacher in the EFL classroom
Reflecting on own teaching in order to attain an understanding of the reasons
for and the consequences of the various components of teaching.
Getting to know himself/herself in the role of
a teacher and an educator (Being observed by the master teacher, the
pedagogical advisor, receive feedback on lessons taught)
teaching in the 2nd year takes place in Junior-high schools and high schools. During
their weekly visits to schools students will observe their master
teachers and be observed by them. The master teacher and the pedagogical
advisor from college will have feedback sessions with the students at the end
of the lessons observed.
2nd year students
Students are expected to be in
school five hours a day, preferably from 8:00 – 13:30. Regular attendance is compulsory. Students
must not be late to school or to the classroom. Students have to be actively
involved in what goes on in school and at class. Initiate teaching
opportunities for whole class and ‘partani’.
After three weeks they will teach a
full lesson at least once a week under the guidance of the master teacher.
Students are required to have a
written lesson plan to accompany every lesson taught. Students need to
coordinate the topic and details of the lesson with the host teacher a week
prior to the lesson or a few days before the lesson at the latest. Not meeting
this requirement will affect your grade.
All submitted work (lesson plans,
observation tasks, self-reflections) has to be compiled in a portfolio to be
assessed by the pedagogical advisor at the end of each semester.
A day in school includes: observations, Student
Teaching, Assistance (Remedial group/ individual teaching or testing; class
activities; material preparation), Group discussion: reflecting on what was
observed & done.
By Master teacher -20%
1. Attendance,punctuality, initiative and involved participation (10%)
2. Generalevaluation including "English Usage" in the class room (10%)
ByPedagogical adviser – 80%
1. PedagogicalJournal – weekly record of school experience (40%):
a. Observations & critical incidents
b. Weekly lesson plans
c. Weekly reflections on teaching
d. Professional development (feedback from host teachers, peers,and PA) student's record.
2. Observations by Pedagogical adviser - Evaluationreports, based on class observations and feedback from school staff, seecriteria (40%)
v Students mustget a ‘pass’ grade (70%) in hitnasut to be able to move on to 3rdyear.