• Advice to Others Interested in Starting a Similar Partnership Program

  • Master Practitioner Rick Mitchell describes the importance for colleges of education of having clinical settings nearby for both clinical placements and research. It requires both schools trust one another with their students, he says, and “Our number one goal is to have both schools not be able to imagine not having this partnership.” Faculty discuss how this is achieved, from developing a shared vision and language to having immediate opportunities to see theory in practice. Ron Smith, principal of Butler Lab School, describes the energizing situation of working constantly with preservice teachers who inspire veteran educators to model the best practice they can every day.