Will you have a student teacher in your classroom this next semester?
If your answer is ‘yes,’ then there’s an easy way to help that student teacher thrive and survive: if your charge is not already a member, encourage him or her to join the Student Education Association of Nebraska.
A SEAN membership provides peace of mind with the backing of NEA’s $1 million liability policy, as well as the confidence that goes with belonging to one’s professional association.
And here’s a twist: in some school districts, the local association makes it a habit to pay SEAN dues for their student teachers. NSEA and NEA student dues are $25 (some local college campus chapters have minimal dues as well).
It’s also a good idea to take student teachers to local association meetings, particularly if they are a SEAN member.