The Achievement Gap and Middle School Math

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Sep 19 2011

Entirely new students?

I found out at the end of the day on Friday that I will be moving to a new classroom down the hall and I will be teaching an entirely different set of students than the students I have been teaching for the last 6 weeks. My school overestimated enrollment for this year, so we had too many teachers, so a few are leaving, but that requires reshuffling  lots of people to re-balance the classes and make sure there are the right number of teachers for each grade and subject.

Actually, I think this is a very good thing for me. I’ve been thinking of all of the things I should have done differently at the beginning of the year (particularly with regard to classroom management), so this will be a good opportunity to start over and this time try not to dig myself into any holes!

I have no idea how the school will be informing the students or parents that many of their kids will suddenly have a new teacher and I have no idea when the switch will happen (or how much notice I’ll get when the switch is imminent). I’m guessing sometime in the next week or two, but I have no idea, and my assistant principal doesn’t know yet, either.

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