Why do you like working in Resource Room?

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  1. Mavs3982

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    Why do you like working in the Resource Room instead of in self contained or cross categorical?


    What is so special to you about the Resource Room?


    Please share as I am having a dilemma and would love to hear insight!
     
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  3. TeacherFamily

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    Resource Teacher K-5

    Hi, I am a resource elementary teacher. I really enjoy my job. I think the thing I like best is that every hour I change students and do something completly different. That really appeals to my personality. I also like switching students frequently because the population I work with can wear on you quickly if you spend too much time with them. I also like working with a variety of age groups.

    It is never the same and I don't get in a rut.
     
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    AWESOME RESPONSE!!!!! ^^I agree w/ you too :D


    I would love to hear others respond, please. :D
     
  5. MissENJ

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    I am a high school resource teacher, and I like it because its not really any different than a "regular" classroom. I teach the same material, but on a lower level, and I have smaller class sizes.
     
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    I'm an elem. level resource specialist. The two main things I like are working with small groups and for a short period of time, which results in less behavioral problems.
     
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    Hi,

    I'm a new elementary (K-2) resource teacher. My question for you is, "Do you have different ablility levels in your room at the same time?" I have 3rd grade "support" students in my room at the same time I am trying to teach my lower level K, 1st and 2nd grade students. The support kids will bring their classwork, or I have centers set up if they have nothing to do. Problem is, they are there for "support" and I have such needy young ones that I can't really support them as well as I need to. (No aide either.) How common is mixed ability grouping at this very young age? Thanks!
     
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    Speaking of different level kids in one group, that's exactly what I'm trying to figure out right now in my job & that's how to group diff. level students. I have to not only provide service to the RSP kids on the caseload, but the gen ed teachers will also be sending some of their other kids who need extra help.
     
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    Hi,

    In theory, learning centers seems to be the best route. You can set up a "theme" (like "time") and customize for each student's goals. You can teach students how to work at each center, and your life is supposed to be great! All these actively engaged students working happily away while you work one on one where you need to. It does work well with some kids - the kids that don't have cognitive issues!! Some of my kids are very, very low. I am having a very hard time coming up with MEANINGFUL activites that can meet their needs and that they can do independently. I have this fear that no one really cares - as long as you aren't crying for help and that you show some sort of progress toward IEP goals, the admin. is just going to pat you on the back, tell you you're great and hope you keep your mouth shut. Sorry for the rant! I guess I would set up centers so that kids can stay busy while you run from student to student supporting as best you can. Best wishes to you!
     
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    anyone else have any ideas on why they like working in a resource vs. a self contained?
     
  11. MissENJ

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    Well, another reason for me is that I only have to teach English. Self-contained teachers have to teach all of the subjects to one group of kids for the entire day. I get to teach my favorite subject to different groups of kids. I also had no choice, because self-contained teachers now have to be highly qualified in every subject and I'm only HQ in English.
     
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    Different Levels in Resource

    I have several different levels in my room at one time throughout the day. Sometimes I am teaching Reading and Math in the same hour. I have a rotation system that makes it work and I end up spending one on one time with each student in one of my segments because they are all at different levels/grades or are doing different subjects. It doesn't feel like a zoo if you set up a system and have a timer to remind you to switch. Use your resources like computer games, rote-and-practice activities, and plan students who can work more independently to be in your first one on one time. I love the challenge of making it all work and seeing the kids thrive.
     

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