Week 6 Discussion – The Intern Report


Week 6 Discussion – The Intern Report

After completing this week’s Readings and Resources, respond to the following questions. 

As you read the Intern Report in this chapter, note the scenario in which the principal/mentor wish to conduct a whole-staff orientation/development session and plan a very tight and aggressive timetable. Also note that the mentor wishes for the intern to complete plans for this session within the next two weeks. 

As you read through the scenario, you will find that the principal was not happy with the intern’s plans. What did the intern learn from this event? Why did she feel that trying to conceal her confusion when given a task for which she is responsible was not good leadership? Now, as you re-read this report, put yourself in the place of the principal. You have given the same responsibility to a novice teacher. What will you do differently? How can you prevent the “strained relationship” referred to by the intern? Why is it always best to respectfully give a voice to questions and clarifications we may need in order to do a task well?

Your initial responses are due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings. 

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