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different teachers?

So a new principal came and decided to change everything at my school around..

The IB isn't the only program offered here and we also have a regular American HS diploma track with AP courses and such

however, in the past, if an IB class lasts two years, you'll get the same teacher for that two years.

but apparently that's TOO HARD to schedule for our new principal.

and now he's changing it all around and we might get different teachers for the two years.

i mean, for something like english, we have started on our world lit now but will not be done by the end of the semester.

so how are we going to work on it with a new teacher who probably has never read our world lit works?

is this a common practice around the world, or is our new principal just NOT GETTING IT?

any input is appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Well, my IB Physics teachers have changed 3 times over the course of the 2 years, and my old Maths teacher retired, so yes it does happen.

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heey

my english and TOK teacher will change next year because my teacher has to leave!!

and i hope you will finish your world lit's without any trouble because i dont think the teacher changing will affect your output!!

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At my school they try to keep you with the same teacher for the two years, eg I had the same bio, chem, maths, and geo teacher for the 2 years, but my spanish teacher changed because the first one went on long service leave, and my English teacher changed because my first one got knock-up. But nevertheless on principle my school does it differently to what yours is going to do.

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I wish we could keep the same teachers, but that's not the case at my school either.

During IB2 we will have a different English teacher and that's not that great, because I don't think the new one is really aware of all the IB regulations etc.

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You mean this is not common practice? >.<

At my school all of my teachers are changing except for chemistry (because no one else could possibly teach that subject).

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Oh pfft.

We have different teachers for almost all of our subjects in terms of dual-year subjects.

Math and science are the only exceptions. English and History weren't spared.

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Most 2-year courses at my school changes teachers as well, with the exception being HL Math (there's only one HL class per year, taught by the same teacher) and half the HL Biology and Business cohorts (2 teachers teach HL1, and only one of these teach HL2). It's pretty common practice. If the teacher's unfamiliar with IB, that's another story, but mere instructor changes between years are quite common.

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well its not really a good thing to change teachers because youre already used to one and then they change, but many schools do it and still survive, so dont worry you'll do ok, the curriculum is still the same even if the teachers change =)

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aiiite

thanks everyone,

guess I was just worrying too much >.<

plus I heard the new teacher is a really lenient grader, good for my GPA... :lol:

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I had 2 different teachers for each semester of math SL.

I had 2 different teachers for french SL.

I had 2 different teachers for eng HL.

I also had 2 different teachers for eco HL.

No biggie lol.

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At my IB school in Florida, I will have the same teachers in grades 11 and 12 for all my IB classes. I think this is more effective and you can actually develop a good relationship with your teachers, as opposed to if you only had them for one year.

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