By Mya Palomino
Cougar News Blog
Social studies teachers have made a big leap in teaching Cactus Canyon students. Seventh-grade social studies teachers now teach both seventh and eighth grade.
Due to budget cuts, seventh grade teachers Jason Miller and Lindy Andresen now teach both grades, in one day. Mr. Miller said he enjoys the opportunity to see a more students on a daily basis.
“Teaching both grades allows me to academically interact with a broader spectrum of the CCJH student community,” said Jason Miller.
The schedule change for teachers can be a little bit of a struggle sometimes. Some teachers had to give up their prep-hour to teach their classes. More preparation time is also needed in order to have your materials and lesson plans ready.
“More preparation time is required for multiple grade levels,” said Miller. “It is challenging, but in the best possible way.”
Although teaching different grades can be hard, it’s beneficial at times. Throughout the day, both Mr. Miller and Mr. Andresen are teaching different class periods, giving them a different learning process.
“It’s always beneficial to teach and learn about different historical periods,” said Mr. Miller.