Departmentalize Decision???? - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      BusyBoard

Departmentalize Decision????

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Begood's Avatar
Begood Begood is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 693
Senior Member

Begood
 
Begood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 693
Senior Member
Departmentalize Decision????
Old 07-04-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

So I've just been told I'm departmentalizing.

I have a choice..

A- I teach reading twice and my own math
Other teacher would teach the science/ss and her own math

B- I teach reading twice and my own science and ss
Other teach would teach math twice & her own sicence/SS

Which would you pick???
I have don't know my partner yet so I have no idea of his/her strengths. What to do??????

Begood


Begood is offline   Reply With Quote

Lisa B's Avatar
Lisa B Lisa B is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 329
Full Member

Lisa B
 
Lisa B's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 329
Full Member
Math
Old 07-04-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

I would choose math, but math is my favorite subject to teach, so I would be sad if I didn't get to teach it at all.
Lisa B is offline   Reply With Quote
Keltikmom's Avatar
Keltikmom Keltikmom is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 10,158
Senior Member

Keltikmom
 
Keltikmom's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 10,158
Senior Member
Departmentalizing
Old 07-04-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I would choose the two I like best and could teach all day.

For me, that would be LA and SS/science.
Keltikmom is offline   Reply With Quote
lisa53's Avatar
lisa53 lisa53 is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 6,560
Senior Member

lisa53
 
lisa53's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 6,560
Senior Member

Old 07-04-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

I think this depends so much on both you and your partner! Since it looks from the choices that you are the reading specialist, it really depends more on the other person's skills/talents/interests. I assume you have been teaching all major subjects to your class up till now.

Is your partner not yet hired? Or are they already on staff but you don't know who it will be yet?

I think it is more about them than you, if you are doing reading for sure. If you absolutely love teaching math, or sci/ss, that would certainly help you determine your preference...but it seems as if your partner should also have a say.
lisa53 is offline   Reply With Quote
teacher4's Avatar
teacher4 teacher4 is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,968
Senior Member

teacher4
 
teacher4's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,968
Senior Member
If
Old 07-04-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

If you teach the reading then go with the science. When I team taught I selected math, sc/ss twice a day and my partner taught ELA twice a day. Teaching reading twice is a lot of work.


teacher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
crookshanks11's Avatar
crookshanks11 crookshanks11 is offline
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 343
Full Member

crookshanks11
 
crookshanks11's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 343
Full Member

Old 07-04-2015, 09:50 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I would pick science and ss. I like the depth of those subjects. I would not want to give up the experiments and projects of those subjects! Good luck!
crookshanks11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Begood's Avatar
Begood Begood is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 693
Senior Member

Begood
 
Begood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 693
Senior Member

Old 07-04-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

1. Yes..I am the reading specialist

2. It's a new hire, and I haven't gotten any info on them

3. I have been self contained for some years

4. In my heart prepping for ELA is tough. Doing it twice and math id probably too much. I'm leaning towards science/ss. Also if need be and I need more ELA time I can integrate.


Go enjoy your 4th!!
Begood is offline   Reply With Quote
ar719's Avatar
ar719 ar719 is offline
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,419
Senior Member

ar719
 
ar719's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,419
Senior Member
Science..
Old 07-04-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

With common core aren't you supposed to integrate Science/SS within Reading?
ar719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ima Teacher's Avatar
Ima Teacher Ima Teacher is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 28,837
Senior Member

Ima Teacher
 
Ima Teacher's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 28,837
Senior Member

Old 07-04-2015, 12:20 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

I would choose science & social studies, but I love reading. I'd love to teach reading through those subjects.
Ima Teacher is offline   Reply With Quote
SusanTeach's Avatar
SusanTeach SusanTeach is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,494
Senior Member

SusanTeach
 
SusanTeach's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,494
Senior Member
B
Old 07-04-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

I'd pick the second because it's easy to tie in science/ss with informational text in reading.


SusanTeach is offline   Reply With Quote
SCS89's Avatar
SCS89 SCS89 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,657
Senior Member

SCS89
 
SCS89's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,657
Senior Member

Old 07-04-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

My own preference would be teaching math and science/SS.

However, from the arrangement you have, I would go with option B. It will be easier to integrate the reading and science/SS, leaving you with time to do the experiments.
SCS89 is offline   Reply With Quote
ELAteacher2's Avatar
ELAteacher2 ELAteacher2 is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 227
Full Member

ELAteacher2
 
ELAteacher2's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 227
Full Member

Old 07-04-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

I would consider your state's testing requirements. Reading and math are usually tested. I would select option B.
ELAteacher2 is offline   Reply With Quote
luvtulearn luvtulearn is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,503
Senior Member

luvtulearn
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,503
Senior Member
agree with ELAteacher 2
Old 07-04-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

Reading twice and doing math would place more state testing requirements on your shoulders as well as your district Benchmarks, Interim tests, etc. . . I would choose B
luvtulearn is offline   Reply With Quote
ConnieWI ConnieWI is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,992
Senior Member

ConnieWI
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,992
Senior Member
State Testing
Old 07-05-2015, 03:01 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

I would want control over what my kids are learning and responsible for when it comes to state testing. These test scores reflect on me and my evaluations.

In my case, my students are tested in reading and math so A would be my choice.

I think it is much easier to plan for math than for science and social studies. Just because you are not teaching these two subjects does not mean you can't integrate them into what you are teaching in reading. I also think putting up and taking down science equipment is time consuming.

Who will be teaching writing, spelling, penmanship, and health?
ConnieWI is offline   Reply With Quote
amiga13's Avatar
amiga13 amiga13 is online now
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 19,127
Senior Member

amiga13
 
amiga13's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 19,127
Senior Member

Old 07-05-2015, 07:17 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

I totally agree with ConnieWI. I would teach reading and math.

I'm way too much of a control freak to let someone else, even someone I respect, teach these core subjects. I wouldn't let someone else teach my writing either. But I could let go of science and social studies. I'd worry about what my kids were learning, but I'd like to teach reading twice.
amiga13 is online now   Reply With Quote
readerleader's Avatar
readerleader readerleader is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,763
Senior Member

readerleader
 
readerleader's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,763
Senior Member
it's a shame...
Old 07-05-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

That you are being forced to teach subjects in isolation rather that integrate them. That being said, if you have to departmentalize, then I would choose reading and science/ss. That way you can a least integrate those subjects. Unfortunately, for the best instruction, science and math must be integrated. You really can't win...and the children lose.
readerleader is offline   Reply With Quote
Dr. A's Avatar
Dr. A Dr. A is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,313
Senior Member

Dr. A
 
Dr. A's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,313
Senior Member

Old 07-05-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

Option B...bc

1. You will teach 2 sections of ELA (tested) & 1 non tested section (S.S & Science)

2. You can teach S.S & Science as integrated informational text during ELA
Dr. A is offline   Reply With Quote
NewteacherMS's Avatar
NewteacherMS NewteacherMS is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 131
Full Member

NewteacherMS
 
NewteacherMS's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 131
Full Member
option
Old 07-06-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #18

Option B, definitely if I had to pick. However we may have to do this because we are short a teacher.
NewteacherMS is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
BusyBoard
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:16 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net