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Iím doing a long-term position for special education in resource 1st-5th. Love it! It is a challenge at times but I feel really confident with what Iím doing. It ends April 2nd. After that I will be going back to doing literacy intervention which isnít under my certification but what I was hired to do in the first place (took on long term in same building starting this Jan.).

I thought Iíd be back with my same students until yesterday when principal told me Iíd be with other students as another literacy interventionist is leaving (she got a long term elsewhere) and I will be taking her place. Thatís fine but I have to teach 6th grade math TIER 1. Itís a Montessori Magnet School and only 5 6th graders are there as most go to middle school elsewhere. We have multi-age classrooms. The other inventionist is at least k-6 cert. When principal told me, I said ďI donít teach math well.Ē His answer was ďyouíll be fine.Ē Then I told him my old kids have been asking when Iíll be back and theyíll be bummed. Thatís fine about the change.

Iím so mad! I donít teach math well and mind you itís TIER 1. Why do I have to teach it and not the classroom teachers? I talk to the literacy specialist coworker of mine and told me I should talk to principal Monday and remind him Iím REG. ED Pre-k to 3rd cert, Special Ed k-12 and remedial reading and Lang. arts certified. Let him know I have no training in this. This is absurd. Iím MAD as Iím not getting more pay for this is this fair for the kids. I have no union unfortunately and I have asked the principal for a letter of recommendation which heís in process of writing. Donít want to cause a ruffle either.

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Old 03-03-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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Do it and use Khan Academy or Learnzillion to brush up on your math skills.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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I would suck it up and do the best I could without saying a thing. Sometimes you have toĒpay your duesĒ when you are just starting out.
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Do the job. You may find itís more fun than you thought. Since it begins in April, start reviewing the material now to find those areas you need more support with. There are many videos online that teach content.

Hopefully, your P will notice your proactivity and add that to your letter of recommendation.
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I donít think itíll be as hard as you are thinking it will be. Ask for the textbooks now so you can kind of take a look at what youíll be teaching specifically. As teachers we need to be well-rounded and flexible. I would definitely not say anything. You can do anything for two months. You canít complain at every little thing. Not if you want to be employed full-time.


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Youíll be fine. Think of it as a way to add more experience and skills. I teach 6th grade sped reading/writing/math. If you want to post the skills theyíll be working on, Iím sure youíll get lots of ideas and suggestions. Flexible is the name of the game if subbing or in sped. In all teaching really.
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with the others. Continuing to protest will not serve you well. Use the time and energy to prepare rather than protest to the person who is writing you a recommendation and will be answering questions from future employers.

I also note, as likely your prince does, that sped k-12 certification ought to include 6th grade math as some high schoolers would be functioning at that level.

All teachers deserve more pay, but we seldom get it.
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I was afraid to teach math to HS kids. I did not feel like I had a strong enough math background. I needed the job though and they must have been desperate...lol. I learned a lot and it turned out to be really fun! ( I never in my wildest dreams would have guessed it!) Now math is my fav subject to teach. I'd say to give it a try! Ya never know....
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I don't know what Tier 1 is, but it's Year 6 maths. You can do this. And impress your boss at the same time. Find out the curriculum for the time you'll be doing it and Google hard. There is massive amounts of stuff out there for teachers, a lot of it free or very low cost. With a group of only five kids, you can knock this out of the park.
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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I'm with the others. Brush up on the math skills you'll need to teach and do your best in teaching it.


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Old 03-04-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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6th grade math is awesome! i taught it for 24 years (albeit a few different iterations...)

there is not as much modeling/strategies in 6th grade as there are in other grades--mostly algorithms--which works well for me!

another helpful site is ixl --- you can only do 10 problems for free (per computer) each day, but you can hone in on each specific skill within a concept, and you are given the answer and HOW to solve the problem if not done correctly.

i'll bet you'll have fun! come on back and ask questions if you're stymied by a concept.
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:28 AM
 
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That is a bummer and if you can reasonably go back to what you actually want to do, then that's fine. But if you need to stay on the P's good side, I say teach it.

6th grade math is well below what you had to do to get past the PRAXIS, and it lends itself to projects and cool stuff, especially in a Montessori school. Pinterest it up!
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