Small school, solo math teacher
Something I really struggle with at my school is being the only math teacher for my grade levels! We are a charter school for the arts, grades 6-12, and I am the only math teachers for grades 6-8 (this past school year was 6-8 PLUS algebra 1 at the high school level, which was way to much to handle – I expressed this to my admin and they are lowering it down to just 6-8 for me this year). While I love the sense of autonomy that I have, I really wish I had someone to plan lessons with, someone to reflect with about what did and didn’t go well, etc. I’m hoping I can make some connections in the Academy to do this with online! Unfortunately, it won’t be the same as having someone to talk to in person every day, but I’ll take whatever support I can get!