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Job Share curriculum dividing
Old 07-16-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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I'm doing my first-ever job share. I'm coming back from maternity leave and I'm allowed to take a part-time extended parental leave, meaning I can choose the percentage I come back at for a year or two. I've chosen to come back 60%, which is 3 full days. I've been told I'll be coming back Mon, Tues, Wed.

My question if for any of you who have shared a class like that before... how do you decide who does what? I won't know who my teaching partner is until the weekend before school starts in September!

I'm wondering what the best way of dividing up the curriculum would be, because I don't have to do the planning for the days I'm gone. I was thinking that we would both of course be teaching Language Arts and Math, but that I would take care of Art and Health/Career and she would take Socials and/or Science.

What do you think about dividing up the math curriculum? Do you think we should just carry on from where the other left off or kind of split it up (e.g. one of us do the number sense and addition while the other one "concurrently" teaches patterning, measurement, geometry, etc.) Do you think that would make it easier for us, but harder for the kids? Or would it not matter?

I teach in BC, Canada and in my district we still have a lot of teacher autonomy. So, it really is up to us to decide how to do it.

I would appreciate any responses/suggestions, or sharing from your past experiences!


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