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I have job shared
Old 07-13-2010, 06:39 AM
 
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I job shared for 8 years. At that time neither my partner nor I knew anything about Daily 5 or CAFE so we didn't use it in a job share situation. However, I have two comments to make.

1. Since I needed to return to full time, my parnter now job shares and uses Daily 5 and CAFE and it is working out very well. Her partner, who teaches math, made a point to understand the program and how the I Charts were used, etc. and has even used a bit of that independent expectation and gradual release of responsibility during her math time. She has commented on how she notices much of what they have learned about independence during her half of the day.

2. As a person who has job shared successfully, I would suggest once you know your teaching parnter, you share with her in a very enthusiastic way, the kinds of things you will be doing with the kids to build independence, stamina, etc. More than likely, she will be on board. Common expectations are the most important thing for a job share to be successful. Also, just one thing extra... my partner and I kept a "communication notebook" on our desks. Anytime anything happened that I thought she should know about I would quickly jot a note down for her. She would do the same for me. It seems weird to say this, but school days are so busy and crazy that their were times when we just didn't have much time to talk as we traded shifts. The notebook helped tons. Good luck! I am so happy for you to be a Readng Recovery teacher. That is a professional goal of mine!!! You will be an even more amazing teacher with this knowledge.
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