1. the well-honed skilled educator in the educator-pupil relationship. 2. a trained educator selected to oversee student educator interns who are training to teach in classroom settings. The latter are thereby given a chance to employ the standards of teaching they've acquired in their training experiences.

COOPERATING TEACHER: "The cooperating teacher's presence made the intern even more nervous for her first day of teaching."
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