Co-workers are the administrative staff and teachers, very supportive to their teachers and students. Good working environment. Collaborative pairing for students and teachers. Have 90 minute blocks of time for Professional development and/or planning for teaching new lessons every other day. I teach 5, 90 minute block math classes (4 are 8th grade and 1 is 7th grade.) I devise lesson plans almost daily for all 5 classes during the planning periods on school time and at home in the evenings. My lessons are a combination of lectures, classwork, high order thinking questions to my students, class participation, classroom discipline management, etc. Classroom discipline is the most challenging to me but I do my best to document student behavior, assign detention as needed and call parents as needed. I enjoy using the technology that is at my disposal such as the projector, document camera, light speed microphone, electronic note writer etc. Enjoy creating powerpoint applications to enhance learning, creating diagrams electronically or hand drawn to help understanding and so on. I also grade many classwork/homework/test papers and post grades. Periodically give computerized Discovery tests and then run stats. on the tests from initial to interim throughout the year to show student progress in knowledge and understanding.
good working environment with a great staff.
classroom discipline management.