My name is Amelia. I'm a second-year teacher in NJ in the process of getting my certification credentials complete. I will be going to grad school part-time starting this fall. I am in the meantime, I am trying to reflect on my first year teaching and what I will do different this year and just reading up as much as I can on teaching techniques.
I taught part-time middle school Latin and English lit last year in two different Catholic schools (I taught Latin in one, English in the other), but this year I am teaching high school Latin in a public school. Although I have experience working with high schoolers, and while I am very excited because this is what I wanted to do, I am nervous because I am young and I still need a lot of experience and support. It's a small program, but they are hoping I can build it up. Because I'm really a new teacher, I'm going to be asking for a lot of advice here and elsewhere.
One thing I have questions about already is how to differentiate for a class I am going to teach this upcoming year that have both Latin 3 and 4 students in it. I've never had to do that before, so any advice for smooth sailing in that regard would be helpful! I would like to hear pros and cons of teaching the same material and maybe having the 4th year students do extra/different work, or giving both groups different authors to read. Any advice will really be appreciated.
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