My name is Jessica but most people call JB or Jbizzle, This is the story of 27 year old Chicago teacher stumbling her way through big city life one lesson learned at a time. I write about teaching, random stuff, and fitness. This is me being a "whole person" on internet paper.
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I’m the special ed teacher for Elementary 2. That’s 3 classrooms with mixed grades of 4-6. Two of the classrooms were on a field trip and the other classroom the teacher was sick. I had planned on getting a lot of organizing stuf done after I met the minutes with the 2 of my students in that class. In the end, the sub didn’t show up and it made most sense for me to go in there.
I didn’t mind it, but it was really obvious that this teacher and I would run our classrooms completely different. He’s more of a go-with-the-flow and I’m more of a structured-raise-your-hand-straight-lines-don’t talk-in-the-hallways-other-children-are-still-learning kind of teacher. I’m not super strict, there’s a time for play, but there is a time for kids to buckle down.
I didn’t have to teach any lessons. I supervised work time, worked with the only kid in the class that was there on my caseload, and did a read aloud.
I wonder what I’d be like as a gen ed teacher. Sometimes I don’t think I ‘d like it, but then again they aren’t my kids.