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Posted on February 23, 2019 6:53 pm
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upyWyH
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thinking on the spot
I teach an afterschool STEAM program at multiple schools every week. Each class we do a different project. For example this semester the theme is occupations and one of the projects was learning about Marine biologists and what they do. For the project we were to make our own plankton out of modeling clay and add to it to make it float just beneath the surface of the water like plankton does. However, I had no modeling clay in my supplies (which are packed and then delivered to be the day before I need them) so I was unprepared and had to think on the spot to change the lesson plan. I hated feeling unprepared, and the class became a lot more chaotic than when I am fully prepared for class. I confronted my boss about the lack of supplies and she said she would talk to whoever packs the materials, however, since then it has happened again. How do I go about fixing this problem?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 23, 2019 7:28 pm

dymaDa
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I feel that if the supplies are being delivered to you the day before you teach the lesson, it is your responsibility to check the materials and ensure that everything you need is present. If materials are not present, you can go out and buy the materials that you need or you can change your lesson (up to you). I'm glad that you confronted your boss, if that is who is in charge of packing your materials. If they are not, then that is who you need to be confronting about the issue.
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Joseph Scharfschwerdt
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I like this solution. If they have the materials the day before the lesson, then looking through them should prevent the problem next time.
  Posted on: February 25, 2019 12:41 am

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Posted February 23, 2019 8:35 pm

HaJeRe
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Sometimes as a teacher you have to come up with a solution on the spot if the materials aren't readily available, so props to you for coming up with a quick solution even though it caused the class to become a little chaotic. Also, maybe before class if you notice that the necessary materials aren't there you could change the lesson a little bit to make it go smoother.
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Posted February 25, 2019 12:28 am

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