Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I am soooo stress....some advice please!!

This is my third week at my new campus. Things are good but... I am used to writng my own lesson plans and teaching my way. At my new campus there are 4 of us and we each write one subject of lesson plans. So he is my problem... This method is killing me!!!! I tried it out but then I get social studies lesson plans where the kids do the same thing everyday. I write math and apparently my centers can't be something that takes paper. I JUST WANT TO WRITE MY OWN LESSONS!!! What do I do? As long as we are all following the same standards I don't see why it has to be the same exact lesson. Help, I need help...What do I do. :-(


  1. oh wow that is hard, hard, hard! Can you maybe write up a sample lesson plan of your own and take it in to your team leader/principal and show how it is still following the standards? I know you don't want to be thought of as not a team player, but maybe if you continue to write the math lessons for everyone and just change what you need to of their stuff then it would be acceptable? I would not want to have to do somebody else's lessons! My team and I share our ideas and resources, but then we each make lesson plans. I think having a calm talk (plan out how you're going to say everything so it comes out the best possible way) is your best bet. Good luck!

  2. Yikes! I'm on the other end of the spectrum (the only K teacher, write everything myself, etc.) but I hear your pain. Here is a big HUG!

    So, you write the math lessons for all of the K teachers? And they each write another section of the core subject matter? I would be sad if I weren't able to integrate literature across my curriculum, or to not have a hand in planning literacy stations. But, for your own peace of mind, try drawing up a pros/cons list regarding this team method of lesson planning. You might be surprised at the pros you are able to identify!


    1. This sounds so difficult especially since you haven't had enough time to build a relationship with each other. Ask for some time to meet with your team and discuss common goals, the developmental needs of your learners, what resources are available and what programs have been used. Look at samples from previous units. Maybe there is a template that the team has been using. Each team member will have something to contribute while respecting different philosophies. Finally, talk about your concerns.

      Liz McCaw