30 Minute Lessons?? – HELP!!
<font size=”4″ color=”#9900ff”> For the first time in years, our district will conduct a two-week summer school session for our incoming 7th and 8th graders. The premise is to make it FUN, encourage kids to participate, engage and build relationships with teachers (we’re not all bad), and improve on basic skills in all subjects – particularly math and ELA.</font>
<font size=”4″ color=”#9900ff”> Sounds great, right? I agree. However, when I applied for the Math teacher position, my understanding was that the kids and teachers would be in person. Now that I have the job, I have come to learn that things won’t be exactly as I thought…</font>
<font size=”4″ color=”#9900ff”> Turns out I am expected to present ten 30-minute lessons to groups of 30 students at a time. (Those 30 students will be in two separate classrooms with their Homeroom Teacher monitoring while I deliver the lesson VIRTUALLY – URGH!) </font>
<font size=”4″ color=”#9900ff”> My thinking before learning of this new format, was that I would have time and opportunity to use some of the tasks you have shared, sparking, fueling, igniting the whole way, but now I am stressing about the time limitations and not being with the kids in person to build and expand on the energy in the room.</font>
<font size=”4″ color=”#9900ff”> I really want these currently non-engaged students to end the two-week session wishing they could come back for more because it was so incredibly awesome. Any suggestions on how to make that happen given the time and virtual restrictions??</font>
<font size=”4″ color=”#9900ff”> Any and all input would be greatly appreciated!</font>
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