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Many of your course will require you to volunteer or observe at a school for an amount of hours during a semester. I would suggest to get those hours out of the way ASAP and don’t leave it for the end of the semester. As a volunteer, I learned that every teacher is different You have to contact them before hand, and the best way is email. The second thing I learned is the teachers check their emails very early in the day or very late in the day. Communication is KEY, I can’t emphasize this enough. Let them know your schedule commitment and what you want to get from this experience.
I’ve had good experiences and not so good experiences, but in the end you learn from all of them. On one semester I signed up as a volunteer to go on a field trip to the Denver Zoo. The teacher I was working with was very organized and she gave me and the parents a list of instructions.
This is how to I prepared for it:
What to expect:
This is what my teacher gave me (see pic below)
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