One high school campus in particular has a single teacher teaching two full classes at the same time in neighboring classrooms. She goes back and forth between her classroom and the one next door to make sure the kids are getting at least some instruction from a certified teacher everyday. While admirable, this is chaos. It brings more chaos into the lives of our students and, while potentially better than a permanent sub that kind of just sits there and looks at the kids, it's still not ideal. This teacher is only in her first few years of instruction, so good for her for taking on (being forced to take on) this burden, but I'm not sure a teacher of any skill level would find this arrangement acceptable.
I don't know this schools' burdens from an administrative level so I approach this situation without specific judgment of the administrators, but there has to be a better and more sustainable solution. Perhaps the instructional coach could step up and remember their days as a teacher? I mean, they're supposed to know how to teach right?
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