For SPOTS Teachers
This page serves as a quick reference for SPOTS teachers. There is a review of responsibilities, policies, and what to bring. At the bottom there are links to materials that will be useful for the SPOTS teacher before and during their teaching session. We recommend that all teachers be familiar with this information as it contains essential components of the SPOTS curriculum along with some helpful tips.
- Dress Code: Each student teacher will receive a SPOTS t-shirt that should be worn to class when teaching the SPOTS curriculum in local schools. Try to look professional -- please wear clean jeans or pants without tears or holes.
- Language: Most presentations to the public should be geared to the sixth grade level for comprehension. Although medical terms can be used when necessary, it is important to define them with common words or examples and to avoid excessive medical jargon. Asking for feedback from the students as you teach will allow the student teacher to clarify points that may have been mistranslated or misunderstood, assess what the students are actually comprehending, and create an open environment more conducive to interactive learning. Remember, teenagers respond better to people who try to communicate with them on their own level.
What to bring to a teaching session:
- Use the General Outline for teaching in the block scheduled schools with 90 minute class periods like the Rockwood District. The Day One and Day Two Outlines are for use in schools that have a non-block schedule with 50 minute classes and requires two days at the schools to complete program teaching.
- Map/directions to your assigned school with contact person’s name and phone number.
- Skin analyzer machine, SPOTS manual and lecture CD.
- SPOTS kit containing video, handouts, brochures, ABC flashcards, games, sun protective hats, shirt, glasses, self tanning lotion, sunscreens and sunscreen samples.
- Wear SPOTS t-shirt.
- Your sense of humor.
Recruitment Lunch Power Point Presentations: SLU