Student Teacher Bootcamp


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Surviving and thriving as a student teacher is tough, but you don't have to go it alone! Join the 3-part Student Teacher Bootcamp series for the inside scoop on maximizing this crucial experience.

Learn how to stand out with stellar lesson planning, build relationships, and communicate effectively. Get classroom management and edtech tips from the experts. Discover strategies for working with mentors, handling observations, and achieving balance. Plus, reflect on your values, recognize implicit biases, and keep equity front and center. This series provides invaluable advice and support when you need it most. Register now to gain the confidence, skills, and mindset to rock your student teaching and start your teaching career off right!

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Get these valuable resources FREE with your registration:

  • How to Write a Meet the Student Teacher Letter
  • 5-Minute Teaching Reflections
  • Student Teacher Name Badge Template
  • Student Teacher Bag Essentials
  • 10 Classroom Procedures Every Student Teacher Needs to Know

You will also get an exclusive invitation to join the Student Teacher Bootcamp online community, where you can meet and collaborate with other student teachers from around the country and have access to individual support from Dr. Sam Fecich in between sessions.

The full series is priced at $150 but is included at no additional charge with your KDP membership!

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Samantha Fecich is an associate professor of education and the author of EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers and EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers. She works to support, empower, and encourage future teachers. 
Check out her website and follow her on X and Instagram!


January 10, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET 

Session 1 will cover the following topics:  

  • Standing out during the student teaching experience.
  • Communicating expectations, goals, and resources provided by your university.  
  • Building relationships with students, colleagues, and support staff.  
  • Lesson planning and instructional strategies.
  • Effective co-planning with cooperating/mentor teachers.  

January 17, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET 

Session 2 will cover the following topics:  

  • Dealing with difficult cooperating/mentor teachers.  
  • Classroom management strategies.  
  • Using edtech without being overwhelmed.
  • Preparing for supervisor observations.  
  • Balancing personal and professional life.  

January 24, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET

Session 3 will cover the following topics:  

  • Keeping equity at the forefront and recognizing implicit bias 
  • Advocate for yourself
  • Rocking classroom management from the start