A Day in the Life of a
Teacher Resident at Alder GSE

The “Day in the Life” shows an example schedule of a Multiple Subject/Elementary Resident at one of our partner school sites as they develop as a teacher in Alder’s academic program.  Please note that every resident experience is different and will vary based on credential subject and school placement.  During COVID-19, residents work with their Mentor Teacher in defining responsibilities during distance learning in accordance with their school site’s schedule.

Before School Arrive at school.
8:00 a.m.  Attend all-school morning assembly.
8:15 a.m.  Begin your classroom morning routines.
8:25 a.m.  Read aloud to students while your mentor observes.

8:40 am Co-teach phonics lesson with your mentor.
9:00 a.m. Co-teach reading lesson with your mentor.
9:45 a.m. Lead small-group guided reading.
10:20 a.m. Recess.
10:40 a.m. Observe your mentor lead writers’ workshop and engage in writing conferences with students.

11:40 a.m. Lead additional guided reading groups with your mentor while students do independent reading.
12:00 noon Collaborate with grade-level team and eat lunch.

12:40 p.m. Observe your mentor leading number talks.
1:00 p.m. Engage in biweekly check-in with your school’s Education Specialist. Then, you and your mentor have a coaching conversation about the morning’s read-aloud.
1:40 p.m. Receive real-time coaching from your mentor as you teach a Eureka Math lesson.
2:30 p.m. Work with four students at math workstations focused on fractions.
3:00 p.m. Clean up and prepare students to go home.


3:15 p.m. Engage with as many parents as you can during student dismissal and pick-up.
After School Attend grade-level team meeting, analyze data from today’s lessons, review tomorrow’s lesson plans, and/or make positive phone calls to three students’ homes.
Evening Work on graduate coursework as needed.