Good things are happening out West! Tina reports:
Hey Ben! Chris Stolz told me to email you. So here goes! Today I participated in Teacher for a Day. It was organized by our union. The idea is to get leaders and legislators into the classrooms to see our current reality. I got a last minute placement. They called me two days ago and wanted to see if I’d host. Of course I said yes. I adore visitors. I would like to run a CI zoo exhibit.
It turned out to be Carole Smith, our superintendent. Before class started my colleague came in to say to her you’re going to love watching Tina and I just wish we had more time to collaborate with her so we could learn more about her methods. Then I taught two very solid classes. First year French and Spanish. Then Carole and I went to a luncheon. At the luncheon Carole told everyone that SHE wishes we could collaborate and share this “innovative” and “engaging” method.
So then two teachers from high poverty schools approached me and asked me to transfer! They said the kids there need my teaching more than the west side kids. (Our Beverly Hills). Ha ha!
Short of cloning myself I guess I need to help train more Spanish teachers. There were nine positions left unfilled due to the Spanish teacher shortage.
So there’s my sharing.
Happy New Year!!!