Saturday, October 27, 2012

New School Year...New Woes

I have never had a hard time with classroom management ever, so this year as I am struggling to find my teaching style in a middle school pod has been difficult to say the least.  I've spent the last 3 years as in intermediate special education teacher, and now this year to be a gifted teacher in middle school has been a transition for me.  I often feel like quite the outsider among the other teachers in my grade level.  They have been doing things together for a really long time, and I know that they don't intentionally not share things with me, but it's still hard for me.  I've gone from being the co-teacher, to having a co-teacher in my room 2 periods a day.  I am finding that routines are even more important in a middle school classroom than they were in my special ed resource room.

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