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Posted on October 19, 2014 10:22 pm
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Ashley Gladden
Ashley Gladden
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Levels of Classes

I teach 2 inclusive classes, 1 gifted class, and 1 General ed class. My assessments are all over the place. I differentiate for each class and its becoming time consuming. I have 8-9 special education students in those inclusive classes that need constant attention. I have a co-teacher, but she seems to only spend time with students who don't need the most help. I have to have separate standards for my gifted and general edcuation classes, and because it requires so much work I have started slacking in my gifted class. How can I balance the work of my classes to ensure student success?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 19, 2014 10:36 pm

yMyTyq
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Maybe having the same standards but different lessons will decrease some of your time. The regular education students in your inclusive classes, and your regular education class could complete the same task. Your special education students could receive a differentiated lesson, but still learn from the same standards. Your gifted students could learn the same standards but have an enriched task to complete.
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Posted March 12, 2015 2:55 pm

yqureZ
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I agree that having the same standards for each class will make your life easier. The difficulty of work should be more in-depth for your advanced classes. Talking with colleagues and using some of their material can help too.
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udapum
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I also think you could start with reaching out to other teachers in your department to help lighten the load of lesson planning for multiple different levels.
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Solution 3
Posted October 20, 2014 12:29 am

eHuJeW
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I think speaking with your co-teacher about the situation may help to relieve some of your burden with this issue. Inclusion classes can be especially difficult to teach when learning ability can be so widely varied. Is it possible to use standards which are related to help ease some of the time it takes in planning lessons. If the content is closely related some of it may overlap a little.
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