Taught special education students (LD) since 1993 Taught inclusion classes for all but one of those years. Taught in grades 2-8, 10 and 11
Since I have taught mostly jr. high and middle school settings, I prefer a real-world or simulation approach. Because I have to get my students ready for a more traditional high school, I also teach them how to take notes from book and lecture.
When a student looked and me finally realizing that all the talking teachers do during class relates to the homework and the tests.
1988-Graduated from Frankenmuth High School with honors 1992-Graduated from University of Maine @ Farmington with a BS in special education 1999-Graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a MAT in secondary education 2000- present - continue to attend workshops relating to special education and any subject area I happen to be team-teaching that particular year
married, no children live and teach in the same town where I was raised taught in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio taught in public and parochial schools