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Being an effective associate teacher
Live Date: 2nd May, 2024. 1.30pm NZST
Duration: Approx. 45 min
Being an Associate Teacher (AT) is one way to make a great contribution to our profession by supporting the next generation of teachers. However, ATs often get little or no training for this important role and this can result in student teachers not getting sufficient support, guidance and challenge during their practicum experiences. Additionally, ATs have an important role to play as gatekeepers of the quality of our profession in that they sometimes have to say a student teacher doesn’t make the grade. This is something most are ill-prepared for.
This webinar will share some of the key responsibilities of being an AT and the basic mentoring strategies to ensure that you give the best possible learning experience for your student teacher on practicum.
Presented by Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)
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About the Webinar Presenter

Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)

Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.


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