This is tricky. Having been in the same situation for about 5 years I wish
the part time person would use my plans or that we could plan together but
both offers have been flatly refused. This has set up a complete separation
of curricular goals, different artists, styles and time periods taught and
sometimes lessons I teach in one year are being taught in another year. Know
that she is a fine and thorough teacher and we do get along very well. The
fact that we split two grade levels only makes this separation more
pronounced. Consider my twin first graders...each has a different art
teacher and since we split first and second grade, some students I don't
meet until third grade.
For your sake I hope she loses the attitude. It is difficult enough giving
up some of our territory and learning to work with another person. I had
been left alone for so long that sharing was a whole new experience for
me!!!! I would suggest that you both do lessons on the same track....color
or the same artist. You could still do them in different ways.
Just my two cents!
On 8/16/06 8:45 PM, "Pat" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This is a terrific site! I have a uncomfortable question to ask. I am having
> another teacher teach at my school for one day this year (rise in student
> numbers). That person has been teaching for several years at another school
> and will continue there 4 days a week. I sent a welcome email and got back
> An email that bothered me. The person seemed irritated about why my school
> needed an extra teacher (not the fact that this day will keep her full-time
> was good enough) The proceeded to tell me that she would use my lesson plans.
> I politely let her know that I would like her to use her plans and that I
> didn't always have my grades all doing the same lesson (even on one level). Is
> my being uncomfortable about this silly or was she crossing boundaries (I do
> not even know her)? I would appreciate constructive comments. Thanks all.
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