This year I am teaching the following courses:
- AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination - a college prep class, 22 students)
- AP World History (2 sections - 30 students per class)
- Honors World History (1 section - 37 kids)
- World History (2 sections - 50 kids per class)
So far my students look promising. My two average world history classes will be a challenge simply because of their size. It is difficult to control 15-year-olds but when you put 50 in a room together it gets tough. My classroom is a nice size, but not with 50 people in it. We are all a little crowded. Our state drastically cut our education budget and the enrollment is up by about 400 students at our school and we are down 12 teachers. I am optimistic that within the next few weeks they will try to level our classes to get the count to be around 35-36 in those classes.