Rural School/ new teacher/advice please!

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  1. AuntieM

    AuntieM Rookie

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    Aug 23, 2006

    I have accepted a position in a rural school with 5 students. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas for scheduling the various subjects I need to teach to a 3rd grader, a 6th grader, and an 8th grader. I also have 2 students ages 13 and 14 who have Special Education needs and work at about a 3rd grade skill level.
    I am also a new teacher but that isn't a worry for me, I am going to have a great year with my kids out here on the prairie! I would appreciate any comments and advice you can share if you have been in this situation. Thanks:)
     
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  3. sevenplus

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    Well, I certainly don't have any experience with that, but it sounds like a really neat situation! My first thought is to teach through projects. Choose a theme for everyone to study. Later in the year perhaps they can choose their own topics. Lots of things can be integrated through a project approach and they can work at their own level and pace.
     
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    I think independent based project study might do the trick.

    I am a rural teacher as well. My new position comes on the heels of some terrible Math experiences. (Last year they went through four teachers in this position...) So far, I understand "why".
    Also, the school had been K-12 in the same building (which I thought was a thing of the past...) but now is only Middle School - High School. Not optimal...but better. I think they service around 600 students from Middle School to High School.

    Keep your head up on the prairie.

    Steven King
     

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