Three Sample Recommendation Letters:
Outstanding, Proficient, and Unsuccessful Student Teachers
1. Sample Recommendation for an Outstanding Student Teacher
Ms. ____________________________very successfully completed her practicum experience at the ______________________________ High School in Anytown, USA. She spent 16 weeks observing, assisting, and teaching in my English class. Our school is noted for a diverse student population and two of our classes are heterogeneously grouped, which offers a challenge to even our most experienced teachers.
Ms. ___________________________'s warm personality and rapport with the students were excellent. Her knowledge of the subject was even noticed by many faculty members in our department. Her willingness to take suggestions, modify lessons, and experiment with new strategies demonstrated her motivation and reflection about teaching and learning. She was able to communicate effectively and she displayed many fine personal and professional qualities normally attributed to outstanding teachers. She carried out her responsibilities in a responsible and dependable manner and consistently asked to participate in after-school activities and teacher events.
During the semester, Ms. ___________________ took responsibility for three classes and assumed the duties of planning and teaching an entire unit. Because of her creativity and enthusiasm for the subject, students responded positively to her lessons. Here students' grades in the areas she presented were well above satisfactory. Her ability to manage a daily routine and the classroom discipline that relates to that were exemplary. In my opinion as a classroom teacher for 21 years who has prepared more than seven student teachers, Ms. _____________________________ is an excellent candidate for your school. She has tremendous initiative, a desire to continue to learn, and a reflective practitioner outlook. Along with her command of the subject area and her effective teaching...
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