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  • New Coach in New Jersey

    Posted by Jill Tremel on December 12, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Hello! I am an elementary math teacher with an ever changing role. I currently teach advanced math to identified 3rd and 4th graders, and am an enrichment/coach/support teacher for grades k-2, and sometimes 3-4. My role is expanding in the enrichment/coach/support area and am trying to strike a balance with teachers in a rough year. I would like to provide teachers with a menu of services I can provide and let them choose how I can best support them, but am having a hard time getting started. I would LOVE to hear any ideas or experiences you have!

    Jill

    Kyle Pearce replied 10 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Kelly

    Member
    December 28, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Jill! Out of curiosity..are you located in south Jersey? Your last name sounds very familiar!

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Kelly Hering.
    • Jill Tremel

      Member
      January 22, 2022 at 11:21 pm

      My husband, Mike, is from the shore area!

  • Jon

    Administrator
    December 30, 2021 at 6:51 am

    @jill-tremel Welcome! Where would you say your teachers biggest need is right now?

    • Jill Tremel

      Member
      January 22, 2022 at 11:21 pm

      Honestly, they need uninterrupted time to TEACH. And time to process what they learn about their students from their lessons. I ended up giving my 2nd grade teachers a list to choose from: running records, 1-1 intensive work, small strategy groups, 3 Act lessons, number sense activities, lesson planning. Teachers liked it in theory, but in reality it was just another thing added to their to-do list. So I chose for them and started doing running records with their students to give teachers actionable data. I’m sorting kids into strategy groups and compiling games and activities from Graham Fletcher that teachers can use to further student understanding of the ways numbers work together. I would like to do more, but our teachers, like many others, are hanging by a thread. Quiet support allowing for classroom consistency may be best at this point.

      • Kyle Pearce

        Administrator
        January 24, 2022 at 6:52 am

        Very hard right now to help nudge educators forward given all we have been through these past few years. Helping them to see the value in running records could be a great thing. If anything, you’ll get them to see that monitoring students regularly will reveal that everyone is learning even though someTimes we might feel like they aren’t.