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FE2 (Phys. Ed. ONLY)

A note on workload: The schedule, tasks, progression, and target workload percents are all general recommendations, based on the conditions of the particular placement. They should be followed as is possible and appropriate to the placement; however, they are not strict requirements. Variation and discrepancy may occur based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: the CT’s workload, the Student Teacher’s ability and readiness to take on a given workload, the school/class schedule, and the placement’s overlap with the CT’s current unit planning. It is always best for all parties (Student Teacher, CT, Supervisor) to discuss workload when there are changes made and/or if there are concerns. In general, the workload should not be substantially less than recommended but may be increased, if agreed upon by all parties.

  • Duration: 3 weeks (15 days; Mon-Fri)
  • PCs Developed*: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12

In 2nd Field Experience, Student Teachers are introduced to the Secondary school context. Student Teachers, often in pairs, will progress from participant observation in the classroom to undertaking, with help from the Co-operating Teacher, some co-planning for teaching and some team teaching of lessons or part of lessons with their peer. Student Teachers in 2nd Field Experience have taken an initial methodology course focusing on the QEP competency-based approach to teaching and learning and classroom management as well as several skills courses. The Co-operating Teacher and Field Supervisor will work together to provide robust support and feedback to the Student Teacher. The recommended progression of tasks and workload assignment as well as the assessment schedule are as follows:

Weekly Check-in:

The Field Supervisor will check-in with the Co-operating Teacher on a weekly basis (either by telephone, e-mail or in-person) in order to ascertain how the Student Teacher is performing and if there are any issues to be addressed. While this is an informal exchange, it has an important purpose and is successful when there is thoughtful and frank dialogue. Check-ins need not be lengthy. No written report is required, although the Field Supervisor should take note of when/how the check-in occurred and any salient points. Check-ins do not interfere with you contacting the Field Supervisor at any time should you need to discuss matters pertaining to the Student Teacher.






  • Review ISA Student Teaching e-Handbook
  • Take note of your Placement Coordinator name and contact info
  • Take note of placement details, including school address, Co-operating Teacher name and email (available 1-2 weeks before placement, after you have completed the online briefing)
  • Research school and school board for your knowledge, including their Mission and Policies
  • Research travel time and route required to commute to/from host school
  • Reach out to your Supervisor for introduction, if they have not yet
  • Reach out to CT for introduction and to request information about their grade level(s) and what topics they are currently covering or expecting to cover during your time together
  • Familiarize yourself with your CT's topics and grade levels
  • Complete your Student Teacher Profile, to be completed and shared with your Field Supervisor and Co-operating Teacher on your first day
  • Review FE1 Action Plan and begin brainstorming FE2 expectations
  • Review workload and assessment schedule required for FE2

Week 1


  • Review Student Teacher Profile and FE1 Action Plan and expectations for FE2 with the Co-operating Teacher and Field Supervisor (e.g. at Introductory Meeting)
  • Become oriented to the school, its routines and functions through observation 
  • Participate in school activities and events 
  • Assist with supervision duties within and outside the classroom 
  • Become familiar with classroom routines and implement some of them (e.g. take attendance, make announcements, etc.) 
  • Assist with the preparation, collation, and distribution of student resource materials, and prepare materials for students 
  • Engage in some limited work with individual students or small groups of students 


Week 2


  • Participate in school activities and events 
  • Assist with supervision duties within and outside the classroom
  • Team teach with the Co-operating Teacher 
  • Review optional FE2-FE3 Continuation opportunity


Week 3


  • Participate in school activities and events
  • Assist with supervision duties within and outside the classroom
  • Select, plan and teach some lessons with the Co-operating Teacher and partner
  • Student Teacher creates Action Plan for FE3, in consultation with CT and Supervisor


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