I have taught special education (resource 5th grade reading, resource 5th grade math, resource 6th grade reading, inclusion and resource 6th grade math, resource 3rd grade reading, and resource 3rd grade math) for the past 3 years. At any one time over the past 3 years, I have had students ranging from a kindergarten to a third grade level. This year, I have third grade students who are on a kindergarten to second grade level.
I believe every student can learn. I also believe that while the previous statement is true, all students do not learn at the same rate. There should be a variety of approaches to teaching. No teacher should have ONE style. Students need to experience a variety of settings so that the information is presented in different forms so as to reach all types of learners (kinesthetic, auditory, visual, etc.).
Most Likely To Succeed as an Elementary Teacher - April 2008
Bachelor of Science in Education Texas Certifications Generalist EC-6 Special Education EC-12
I am an aunt to 13 nieces and nephews (the number will grow to 15 in April). I enjoy reading and word games. I am always looking for ways to make learning meaningful for my students. I have discovered over the years that without prior knowledge and experiences, the students are less likely to grasp new skills. I try and provide my students with activities that they can remember. Doing this, they in turn remember the skill that was taught.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Arts & Music, Music, Other (Music), Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Mental Math, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text