Musings and rants of a middle school teacher out to save the world, one student at a time...
That happens at my school too. It must be something that the universe just wants to happen...*eye roll*
Another age-old question in education...
Ah, yes. I have a class available in 2 different periods this year. I teach music, so my class sizes are large. Period 6? 27Period 7? 53Yay! Thanks, counselors!
It must be why I currently have 47.5 students per sophomore class currently scheduled. Two weeks to change it!
There are some questions for which there are no satisfying answers. I'm thinking this may be one of them. :)Just wanted to tell you that I've been enjoying your blog, Bluebird.
Saw this happen for the 21 years I taught. I don't think it will ever change. Just relax and go with it.
I'm the counselor putting the kids in the classes at my middle school and this happens for us, too. It's due to an imbalance in the types of classes. Today, I really tried hard to put a couple kids in a particular science class with low numbers, but because certain math classes were already at the limit, I had to go to other math classes happening when this small science class happens. It's impossible when building the master schedule to always see how placement of special ed classes, advanced classes, English learner classes and other specialized classes affect the rest of the schedule. I don't intend to offend anyone by telling them what they already know. I'm just trying to answer the question about why some classes keep getting new students over other classes from my point of view. It's a constant battle for us in placing the kids, especially with contract limits and limited FTE for teachers.
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