From the Field
Making the Most of Student Teaching
By Team Torace published on Mar 22, 2024
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A student teacher is teaching a class while the mentor teacher observes her.

The Torace platform was developed as a result of years of experience and research in the field. In anticipation of this year’s ATE (Association of Teacher Educators) Annual Meeting, Team Torace would like to share some of the more recent research that supports more intentional student teaching matches.

CALDER (Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research) is a joint effort between American Institutes of Research (AIR) and scholars at eleven universities.

“CALDER research particularly focuses on K-postsecondary outcomes in relation to: educator preparation and teacher labor markets; educational programs and policies such as career and technical education, English learner support, special education); postsecondary pathways and connections to the labor market; school accountability; and the implications for student outcomes related to policies that affect housing patterns, health, justice and economic stability.”

We are highlighting a recent CALDER report “Making the Most of Student Teaching: Aligned Placements and Effective Mentors.” You can download the one-page report here. The report demonstrates the importance of student teaching matches and how a good match can lead to success and long-term retention.

Torace was created to make more intentional matches that align student teachers to the experiences, mentors, and jobs that they want so they can be successful teachers.

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