I guess my question would be that usually one tries to take an
internship in an area that one wants to develop a skills set in and gain
expertise in to be able to then apply for jobs to move into that area.
While it happened to work for Nicole sandwiching in a variety of tasks,
I would think for many, if not most, administrative positions that
having a solid record of so many hours full-time in a particular
position would be the way to go. And maybe to think about what the
internship experiences of others who might be competing for the same
position would be is important. 90 hours obviously sandwiched in at
this and that task versus 90 hours+ in the direct line job that one is
On 9/29/13, Nicole wrote:
> I worked every conference and planning period with an AP. I also
> assisted with testing and ESL, invaluable experience. I also did
> research for the principal on expanding the AP program...all legit
> hours. In fact, I put in more because I wanted a job at the
> HS.....and I got it! Work your tail off!!! BTW, I was taking 9 grad
> hours and teaching HS pap English and remediation courses at the
> time. It can be done and done well. You will have no social life and
> hopefully have a supportive spouse:)
> 9/25/13, ..busy intern AND teacher wrote:
>> I'm sorry.. I forgot to say that I'm supposed to complete 30
>> hours a month in September, October, and November. Everything
>> has to be turned in at the end of the November, so it ends up
>> being around 8 to 10 hours per week.
>> Thanks to you both for the ideas.
>> On 9/23/13, mc wrote:
>>> 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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