, Volume 57, Issue 4, pp 40–45 | Cite as

Online Postings of Teacher Education Candidates Completing Student Teaching: What do they talk about?

  • Michael A. Rettig


This purpose of this investigation was to review the postings of candidates completing student teaching using an online discussion module. A total of 3624 on-line postings by 295 student teachers over eight semesters were examined. Postings were grouped into one of six categories (general information, teaching, students, placements, projects and parents). The most frequent postings (34%) focused on topics related to teaching. It was noted that the postings were positive in nature and that candidates used the discussion board to share and reflect on their experiences during student teaching.


Student Teaching, Learning Communities Educational Technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Rettig
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  1. 1.Washburn UniversityTopekaUSA

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