I remember candidates (who were usually heads of departments
but teaching full time) getting experience in the main office
when administration was out and when extra administration was
needed. Ideally, your principal should be aware and on board
with what you are doing. Also, what about night school or
summer school positions?
On 9/22/13, Busy intern AND teacher in Florida! wrote:
> I'm currently teaching 8th grade language arts while taking
> my last two courses for administrative certification. One
> of these courses is the internship, and I've chosen an
> approach that incorporates both elementary and middle
> school experiences.
> The challenge is finding the time to complete the required
> 90 hours of experiences while teaching full-time. I have a
> few colleagues who have done this while working in an
> administrative position, such as a dean or even as a CRT.
> They reported few issues due to the nature of their jobs.
> I'm trying to avoid taking personal days, but I'm not sure
> how I'll be able to complete the hours without taking time
> off. I did not do this over the summer because I wanted to
> have the chance to work with a principal while school was
> in session.
> I would appreciate any suggestions for tasks that could be
> completed outside of school. I'm looking at planning a
> brief inservice of some kind, doing some data analysis at
> home, and so forth.
> I would also like to hear any suggestions regarding
> experiences you feel are absolutely essential for the
> internship. I will be taking some personal days next month.
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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