Magazine article Teach

Are You Enjoying Your Summer?

Magazine article Teach

Are You Enjoying Your Summer?

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It's hard to believe that we are already halfway through the summer! We hope you are enjoying your well-deserved break, but we're sure you've already begun thinking about the looming school year, maybe even jotting down notes or bookmarking resources. Perhaps you may even know that you'll be teaching a split grade class. While commonplace in many school jurisdictions, split grade classes are new to others.

Our first Feature Story explores split classes, looking at how some veteran teachers have mastered teaching two different grades, providing advice to the novice among you. Must you teach two separate lessons or is it better to create one that covers both sets of curriculum expectations? What about students? How can we help them adjust to this altered classroom setup? Finally, there are the parents who may be concerned their children will suffer academically in a split class. Breaking up doesn't have to be hard-checkout this article to learn strategies for teaching split classes.

Something else to consider in back-to-school planning is your voice. Like singers, teachers are professional voice users. If you lose your voice, you lose your ability to teach. …

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