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College of Education

College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

Office of Field Experiences
David Allen, Director
201 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5908

Troubleshooting Videos

Below are some brief, 1-2 minute videos that address areas of concern for Cooperating teachers participating in the mentorship process. Faculty and University Supervisors have developed some simple tools to help you troubleshoot solutions to these common situations.


Strengthening Communication

Dr. Chepina Rumsey, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, offers suggestions on how to strengthen communication with your practicum student or student intern.


Supporting "Overachieving" Practicum Students/Interns

Erica Sponberg, Graduate Teaching Assistant with the Office of Field Experiences, offers suggestions on how to support an “overachieving” practicum student or student intern.


Offering Effective Feedback

Hannah Kimball, Graduate Teaching Assistant with the Office of Field Experiences, offers suggestions on how to offer effective feedback when working with your practicum student or student intern.


Supporting Students Struggling with Teaching

Julie Thiele, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Curriculum and Instruction, offers suggestions on how to support your practicum student or student intern who is struggling with the teaching aspect of their field placement.


Supporting Students Struggling with Planning

Dr. Sherri Martinie, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, offers suggestions and strategies on how to support a practicum student or student intern who is struggling with the planning aspect of their field placement.


Supporting Students Struggling with Classroom Management

Dr. Twyla Sprouse, KSU Clinical Instructor and Assistant Principal USD 383, offers suggestions on how to support your practicum student or student intern who is struggling with the classroom management aspect of their field placement.


Dealing with Cooperating Teacher/Field Placement Student Conflict

Dr. Vicki Sherbert, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, offers suggestions on how to deal with conflict that arises as part of the cooperating teacher/field placement student relationship.