I have taught in a variety of schools and a variety of grades! I actually started teaching at age 16 when I joined a vocational program in my junior and senior year of high school which taught students how to teach! This led me to acquire my teaching education at Dominican College where I joined their undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Some of the specific roles and schools I taught at include 3rd grade Learning Specialist at a charter school in the Bronx, 6th grade Exceptional Educator at a Magnet School in Nashville, TN, 6th Grade Learning Specialist in New York, NY, 7th and 8th grade Learning Specialist in Harlem, NY, and currently I am working as an 11th Grade Learning Specialist in New York, NY! - I know - So MANYYY! I am New York State Certified in the following areas: Students With Disabilities Grades 1-6 Generalist Grades 7-12 Annotation for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities Childhood Education Grades 1 - 6 English Language Arts Grades 7 - 12
I primarily believe in DO - ing. I think projects are the best way to motivate students and to internalize the content and/or skills. Obviously, life is full of tests, metaphorically and literally. Being a special education student in middle and high school myself, I also use other modalities outside of projects to prepare our kids for the "real world" (which is full of tests - in case you didn't know. Do you know how many tests I had to take for all my certification?! Actually, you probably do...)
Special Education Student Teacher Award for Dominican College's Master in Science Education Program.
I went to a special education school in High School in Goshen, NY. Half of my high school career I also attended a vocational teacher training academy. I acquired my degrees from Dominican College.
Fun Fact: I can't buy candy for my kids because I end up eating it all. I feel bad, but I don't because they already eat enough candy anyway. Me: I am a 27 year old teacher currently working in New York, NY!