A Teacher’s Guide to Making Composite Classrooms Great

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  • JO Williams

    My Principal is insisting I teach 2 Integrated Projects at the same time each term. I believe this isnt best practice or best for the students or the teacher. My Curriculum is not seemless or connected. How can I deal with this?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Jo, It's a tricky to suggest specific tips without understanding the exact circumstances, but I think it all comes down to organisation. If you're teaching essentially parallel classes, it could work by adopting the principles I outlined for teaching a maths lesson in the 'Get Creative with the Curriculum' section. It will take a good deal of planning and preparation, but I think it could work. I would suggest trying to find links/similarities between your units that could potentially be taught at the same time. I think a flexible seating arrangement might also help. We have some blogs and resources that might give you some ideas on how to set up your room. https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource-collection/flexible-seating/ Don't forget to keep the lines of communication open. Talk to your principal and/or fellow teachers and see if they have any recommendations, and don't be afraid to ask for help when it's needed.

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