Have been teaching in Special Education for over 5 years. Experience with mild to moderate and moderate to severe students. Much of my experience has been in High School/Transition age students with mental &/or developmental disabilities.
Always have a sense of humor in this profession =)
Future teacher of the year!
Cal State Fullerton graduate (Psychology/Criminal Justice).
To parents who are not educators, this may be hard to understand. Five days a week, we teach your kids. That means we educate your kids. Play with your kids. Discipline your kids. Joke with your kids. Console your kids. Praise your kids. Question your kids. Beat our head against a wall about your kids. Laugh with your kids. Worry about your kids. Keep an eye on your kids. Learn about your kids. Invest in your kids. Protect your kids and yes, love your kids. WE WOULD ALL TAKE A BULLET FOR YOUR KIDS. It’s nowhere in our job description. It isn’t covered in the employee handbook. It isn’t cited in our contracts. But we would ALL DO IT. So, yes, please hug your kids tonight, really, really tight. But on Monday, if you see your kids’ teacher, please HUG them too! (Sandy Hook Elementary 12/14/12)
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Education, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Basic Math, Informational Text, Vocational Education