What are teaching this year?

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  1. ChemTeachBHS

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    I just got my schedule and it's as expected 5 sections of inclusion chemistry for the 4th year in a row. What are you teaching? Is it something new or have you taught it before?
     
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    2 classes of Geometry honors
    2 classes of Geometry regular
    1 class of Geometry Advanced (for freshmen who tested into what's normally a sophomore class. They're going to require a little extra effort on my part.)

    At this point, the ONLY math class they could give me that I've never taught before is Math 8. I've taught Math 7 but somehow missed 8. Everything else we offer, right through Calculus, is a prep I've already taught.
     
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    middle school and high school English.
    I haven't taught middle school English and after a week in school, I can tell you I prefer high school English.
     
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    2 blocks of inclusion Language Arts and 1 block of inclusion Math. Both eighth grade classes. It's quite similar to what I did last year content wise. Last year, I taught resource versions of those classes. My kids, despite having learning differences, were quite high...so I ran my class much like a general ed class. The only difference this year is working with someone else so closely and trying to run a class together as a team.

    I am also responsible for one period of study hall, but I'm not too worried about that!
     
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    2 periods of Inclusion Geometry, 1 period Inclusion Chemistry, Inclusion Jr English, Inclusion Sophomore English, and Inclusion Alg 1.
     
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    Period 1 - Prep Period
    Period 2 - Honors Modern World History
    Periods 3, 4, 5 - Modern World History
    Period 6 - AP European History
    Period 7 - Study Hall

    My schedule doesn't fluctuate much from year to year. I almost always teach the same classes!
     
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    3 Sections of Environmental Science, 2 Sections of Biology I, and Biology AP.
     
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    1 section of Elementary Algebra (coteaching with a special educator)
    1 section of Honors Geometry
    2 sections of AE Algebra 2
    1 section of CP Trig

    It's 4 preps, but I taught two of them last year, so the majority of my planning is done. (I planned for my two new courses over the summer.)
     
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    I don't blame you.

    I am teaching 6th & 7th grade Social Studies this year after being PROMISED that I would teach US Gov't (10th & 11th grade). I've taught MS for the last 5 years and I also really, REALLY prefer HS so I am not happy about this. Not happy at all.
     
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    1 Section of Government
    1 Section of AP Euro
    2 Sections of Modern World History

    The rest of the day I am serving as our district's technology specialist. That will be a new thing for me, but I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    I was hired to teach
    LA8 and World History to HS. Cool

    I am teaching
    LA8
    LA9
    World History
    Creative Writing to one student.
     
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    I have an unusual schedule this year. I teach foreign language. I have 1 section of the level 1 class, 3 sections of the level 2 class, and 1 section of the level 3 class. I normally have a lot more level 1s. Since I was moved out into the portables (with a cap on the number of students I can have out there), they had to cut my numbers down. Since so many students signed up for level 2 (over 100!) and level 3 (35!) , I only had one slot left for level 1. I'm a little worried about how it might impact my program for next year, but there's not a lot I can do about it now.
     
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    4 sections of world history
    1 section of Economics

    I would have much rather preferred a better ratio but what can you do... =/
     
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    All of your schedules seem jam-packed compared to my student teaching schedule: 2 sections of Honors Bio and 1 section of Anatomy & Physiology. There are 4 block periods each day. For those of you who have experience with a block schedule, do you find that it's more difficult to plan for a greater number of shorter class periods?
     
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    Not for me. I prefer shorter class periods - an hour tops - and I teach MS.

    Last year classes at my school ranged from 90 minutes to 130 minutes (first period was 8:30 to 10:40). That was a nightmare, especially for MS kids because the periods were just too long.
     
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    I take it you're the only one teaching that language at your school?
     
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    We're on a block schedule (kind of):

    Block 1: English I (all repeaters)
    Block 2: English III
    Lunch block (only 45 minutes): Student Leadership
    Block 3: English III

    Our school doesn't have different tracks (resource, AP, Dual Credit, GT, etc) so all the classes are standard on-level courses.
     
  19. Catcherman22

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    I have:

    Period 1: Intermediate Algebra
    Period 2: Prep
    Period 3: Pre Calculus
    Period 4: Open / Site Tech

    4th is open at the moment pending enrollment. If enrollment stays where it is, I suspect we'll lose our part time math teacher and my prep will move from 2nd to 4th and I'll pick up a Geometry 2nd period.
     

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