In early January, teacher candidates continue their weekly practicum experiences (Thursdays). During this time, they will engage in observation, interaction, and reflection with limited instructional duties. The focus is on students as learners who develop dispositions toward inquiry and reflection. In addition, teacher candidates should support the classroom teacher(s) with daily routines and procedures. When not teaching, teacher candidates continue to observe and assist where appropriate. In early February, school advisors and teacher candidates initiate an ongoing dialogue about the units, themes, and topics for which the teacher candidates will be responsible during the extended practicum (EDUC 418/419).