No core curriculum
I moved to a new school where there is very few academic resources and no core curriculum. I would have always seen myself as a good teacher and I always brought my own ideas into the classroom to enhance the learning and bring it to life.
I am finding it difficult as I have to create the entire curriculum from scratch and create all of the resources or buy them myself on top of full days of teaching. Like many teachers I do put my hand in my pocket, but in this school it seems too much.
I'm a big believer in balance and hands-on learning but there seems to be little focus on the basics in this school. I don't want the kids to suffer and I find I am working so hard trying to keep the standards up and create the standard by myself.
Any ideas on inexpensive methods or websites with resources would help. If you have any suggestions please post them.