How to Switch Grade Levels and Keep Your Sanity

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In my first year of teaching, I had exactly two days to prepare to teach 9th-12th grade math and literature after having student taught in 1st grade. Halfway through the school year, a teacher was let go and I had exactly 20 minutes (!!!) to prepare to teach her 6th/7th grade combo for the remainderRead more

The Benefits of Looking Outside of Your Grade Level

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Why Should You Care About Other Grade Levels? There are a lot of resources and blogs out there that focus on a specific grade level.  If you teach Kindergarten, of course you spend your time reading about all things kinder, and speaking with other K teachers others who “get it.”  They understand and can sympathizeRead more