Montessori, a Montessoria of Education for 5th-Grade Teachers
Posted October 11, 2018 04:36:33The 4th and 5th grades of kindergarten are the only subjects where we are allowed to have “no classes”.
There are no classes for 4th-graders, 5th graders, or 6th grader’s.
There are no class schedules, no schedules for the teachers, and no teachers.
When I ask teachers to schedule their classes, I get a blank look from them.
They say, “I can’t do that because I don’t know.”
And they’re right.
There’s no class schedule, no schedule for the teacher, and they’re not even allowed to schedule the classroom.
So how do I get into this class?
I go to the classroom with a small group of friends and ask them if they have a teacher.
No, they’re going to be mad.
We’re not allowed to ask anyone for a schedule.
If they don’t have a schedule, they can’t ask anyone.
We walk into the classroom, and we hear some children crying.
They’re worried about how they’ll be doing in class and whether they’ll do well.
The teachers are having none of it.
A teacher, a teacher who’s a mom, who’s working with her daughter, who wants to teach her daughter math.
And she’s trying to make sure her daughter has a good experience.
We all think that’s amazing.
I’m like, “Wow, that’s awesome!”
But then we see the other kids sitting around the table.
There is no one there.
And so the teachers start to worry about the kids not doing well in the class, and it’s like, oh my gosh, what if they don- they can’t go to school and have a good day?
What if they go to a bad class?
What’s going to happen to them?
We’re going through the process of trying to figure out what we’re supposed to do for the rest of the day.
But they’re all just so nervous.
They just don’t want to do anything, they don, and you just have to listen to them.
And so we’re like, okay, we’re going into the school with this group of 10 kids and just kind of listening to their fears, their concerns, and then we’re just going to focus on the kids we’re teaching.
So then we’ve got our math class and our English class.
And then we start to figure how to teach English.
And the first day, they had no English teacher.
And I was like, I want them to learn English.
I want to teach them the grammar.
I don, but I don-I can teach them English.
That was the beginning of the lesson.
And after that, we start the next lesson.
We have to have a school counselor come out.
We don’t really have any one to talk to at all, but the counselor will come out, and she’ll be like, OK, we can go through all the things we need to do, we’ll take care of it, we have the school schedule, we’ve had enough.
We’ve got the schedule for next day.
We can’t schedule any class or anything.
We just have one teacher, one counselor.
I think we’re doing fine, but then I remember this: The day after we took our last class, we had to start our own classroom because the school was closing.
So they had to find an alternative.
They took a bunch of people, they brought them to the school, and I was just like, you know what, this is not going to work, this’s not going work.
I’ve seen teachers who just went home and went to work.
That’s what I’m seeing now.
It’s hard for me to believe that they are all working hard, but they are.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
So we do it again.
It gets harder.
I remember, it was my first year, and that was the only time I could teach.
It was like a new class every day.
And it was such a struggle.
And finally I finally got a teacher for my fifth year, a 6th-grade teacher.
I have no idea what it is that I do, but she just did what I needed her to do.
She gave me some great guidance.
She was a little bit of a mom.
She helped me a lot with my confidence and her attention to detail.
I could never ask for anything more from a teacher and a teacher has to know when they are doing something that is right for their students, they know when to stop something.
I’ve learned so much from the teachers in this class.
I learned how to be a better parent.
I know how to tell the right stories. I just