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Old 05-02-2013, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by captain_hug99 View Post
I also take issue with the fact that 25% of my evaluation is based on the growth a student makes in literacy and math, yet I do not TEACH those subjects. If students in my school do well on our state testing, my score will go up. However, if they do not, even though I did not have a hand in teaching the children math, science, or reading, my overall score will go down. Even students that move in a week before testing, the teachers will be held responsible for their test scores.
Interestingly, I think that music teachers do teach literacy and math. While you are not teaching reading, you should certainly incorporate reading about music into your teaching. Also, reading music involves some of the same skills that literacy involves. If you are on a team, your team leader should be giving you things you can do in your classroom that promote this.

As for math, while you are not teaching *all* math skills, music especially reading music involves recognizing fractional notes. Also, the frequencies of the sounds are mathematically based. Again, while you are not directly teaching math, there are math skills involved in teaching music.

I would like to see teams that integrate reading, math and music
I would like to see teams that integrate reading, math and art.

Our high school English classes were Humanities classes and music and art were brought into the classroom. Our math classes, especially geometry brought in art (though not music).
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