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|Wed, 02-24-2010 - 7:28pm|
Today in a faculty meeting, my principal told everyone that next year we would probably be doing the Spanish classes through distance learning with the other school in the county. There are only 2 Spanish teachers at my school, and this is the first I was told of it. Maybe I'm just freaking out, but I don't see how high schoolers can learn (adequately anyway) a foreign language through distance learning. I can't talk to them one-on-one, we can't have practice conversations in class, etc. Plus, I teach the Spanish 3 class, and once a week, we have a round table discussion, where we just chat. I give them topics, but sometimes we stray. It's just to get them talking and communicating with one another. Other than saving the school district money by not hiring another teacher, are there any benefits you can think of?
BTW, I'm also freaking out because I already have 150 students. How am I going to keep track of more?