Next year's schedule

Discussion in 'High School' started by Brendan, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Brendan

    Brendan Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,977
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2009

    What is your schedule for next year?

    Mine is...

    Period 1-3 off
    Period 4: APUSH (all 3 trimesters)
    Period 5: Western Civ Honors (2 trimesters) and Criminal Justice and Law (1 trimester)
     
  2.  
  3. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    36

    Jun 11, 2009

    Brendan, you only teach two periods a day? Are you part-time?

    I'm currently scheduled to have five sections of English 12 college prep, but my DC told me the chair of the Special Ed department requested that I teach the 12 standard class again - those are kids who aren't special ed, but may have 504s or IEPs, and who are definitely underachievers. I've taught that class the past two years, and I was hoping to let someone else have the pleasure next year! I'm restructuring my curriculum so that it's like teaching two courses, literature and composition, and I'm going to be putting a lot of energy into that, so I really wanted just one prep. However, the way things are in CA, I'm happy to have a job and will teach whatever I get!
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,977
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2009

    I'm the District SS Department Chair, so periods 1-3 are prep/DC duties for me.
     
  5. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    36

    Jun 11, 2009

    Silly me, I forgot that - but, wow, three periods! Our DC just gets one extra for a total of two, and they're not consecutive.
     
  6. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,640
    Likes Received:
    4

    Jun 11, 2009

    I still don't know what I'm teaching; I'm hoping to have that info before school ends next week.

    Then, barring any summer changes, I can prep over the summer if necessary.

    We don't get our actual period by period schedule until the fall.
     
  7. chemteach55

    chemteach55 Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    12

    Jun 11, 2009

    We won't get the actual periods until school starts but I know I am teaching 2 periods of Physics Honors, 2 periods of Physics Regular and either 2 periods of Physical Science Honors or 1 period of Physical Science Honors and 1 period of Earth Science. It will depend on how many request Physical Science Honors.
     
  8. ku_alum

    ku_alum Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    10

    Jun 11, 2009

    Period 1 - Concurrent Credit English
    Period 2 - English III
    Period 3 - English III
    Period 4 - English IV
    Period 5 - Plan
    Period 6 - Concurrent Credit English
    Period 7 - English III
    Period 8 - English III

    This will be my first year with a real period 7. It used to be a shortened period for test prep. But, next year our classes will be 46 minutes long and period 7 is a full period.

    Also my first year for concurrent credit.
     
  9. Shanoo

    Shanoo Habitué

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    766
    Likes Received:
    2

    Jun 11, 2009

    I'm teaching:

    1 section of French Immersion Social Studies
    1 section of French Immersion Language Arts
    2 sections of French Immersion Math
    1 section of Second Language French
    2 sections of Spanish
     
  10. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,517
    Likes Received:
    12

    Jun 11, 2009

    We won't find out until about a week before school starts. Seriously.
     
  11. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 11, 2009

    same here
     
  12. Ron6103

    Ron6103 Habitué

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    837
    Likes Received:
    5

    Jun 11, 2009

    Yikes, how do you prepare anything if you don't until a week before school. I'm spending much of the summer restructuring curriculum. I don't know class periods yet, but know sections. And for the record, I will kill to have only one or two preps. As it stands now, I will have four each semester.

    Sem 1:
    3 Sections: Ancient History (Freshman World History)
    1 Secton: Modern History (Sophomore World History)
    1 Section: AP Euro
    1 Section: US Government

    Sem 2:
    2 Sections: Medieval History (Freshman World History)
    1 Section: 20th Century History (Sophomore World History)
    1 Section: AP Euro
    2 Sections: US Government
     
  13. ANGRY AL

    ANGRY AL Companion

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2009

    We don't find out until a week before the start of classes, also. Sometimes less....like three years ago when they assigned me a senior project class 10 minutes before it was supposed to meet for the first time. (LOL!!!)
     
  14. Mrs. R.

    Mrs. R. Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2009

    My schedule is the same as last year:

    Period 1: Off
    Period 2: Grade Level Team Meeting
    Periods 3 & 4: LA block
    Period 5: Lunch
    Periods 6 & 7: LA block
    Period 8: Off
    Period 9: 1/2 of an LA block (I split a block with another teacher)
    Homeroom

    It's a nice schedule with good breaks. I really don't like that split LA class, but I also don't want to trade a plan time for a sixth class. I would get paid extra, but not that much.
     
  15. Brendan

    Brendan Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,977
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2009

    This year I taught 3 out of 7 periods. I am going to 2 next year as I have 30 teachers under my supervision now with the addition to our MS.
     
  16. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,517
    Likes Received:
    12

    Jun 12, 2009

    I've had one of those "first day of school surprises", too, Al.

    As for preparing, since I can't prepare a specific subject, I make sure I brush up on my strategies each summer. I read books and participate in workshops that focus on strategies that can be used in any level of English instruction. It's not ideal, but it's something.
     
  17. MrsTeacher2Be

    MrsTeacher2Be Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 12, 2009

    I don't know the periods yet, but I've got 2 sections where I'll be working with small groups of students whose math scores are low to help them in their algebra classes, and one section of state studies and world geography (both 1/2 a semester). I don't know anything about the spring semester yet.
     
  18. each1teach1

    each1teach1 Cohort

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 12, 2009

    Period 1- Spanish 1
    Period 2- Spanish 1
    Period 3- Planning/ Conference
    Period 4- Spanish 2
    Period 5- Planning/ Conference
    Period 6- Spanish 2
    Period 7- Spanish 2
     
  19. ANGRY AL

    ANGRY AL Companion

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 12, 2009

    bandnerdtx - I'm guessing you already do/know this since I get the impression that you're fairly experienced also, but I just keep some generic English lessons on hand for the first or so week while the (teachers') schedule(s) settles. (Not to mention the transient students' schedules)
     
  20. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,517
    Likes Received:
    12

    Jun 13, 2009

    Yes, Al, I've been teaching English for 17 years, and I've taught English II and III for 13 years! :) I just do some tweeking and add some new technology components each year.

    Technically, our whole school is transient. I'm at the alternative school for our district.
     
  21. INteacher

    INteacher Aficionado

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,765
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 13, 2009

    My schedule next year

    1st APUSH
    2nd AP Euro
    3rd APUSH
    4th World History
    5th World History
    6th Prep
    7th World History
     

Share This Page

test