Saturday, August 12, 2017

It just gets old

I teach special ed.

I am content certified - meaning I have the same skillset as general ed teachers - but I also have special ed certification.

No, I am not more patient.

Yes, Other Teacher gets kudos for teaching three levels of the same course (same course, varying speeds as the kids are general ed, bright, and STEM).

No, I do not get credit for co-teaching in two different math courses while adapting the curriculum for three other math courses to meet the ieps of the kids I teach.

The good news, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It may be closer than I have previously said.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

It is odd to find that the administration really doesn't care about the students learning anything.

For 6 years I have been assigned a class that is equal parts Juniors and Seniors and have been expected to teach them their respective math classes: Algebra 2 and a basic, easy math for seniors.

This year they asked me to teach a class of geometry - with the required state test - and teach one of those students both geometry and algebra 2 - while I teach the rest of the class geometry.

If you don't care about the kids actually learning math and only want them to pass, I guess it makes sense.