Practical Learning Aids

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“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” ― John Dewey
 
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If you are a first time SPED teacher, a SPED teacher who could be more organized, or a SPED teacher who simply wants to be more efficient and effective, this system of organization I have developed will help you do just that and make your life
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This is single digit addition using touchpoints. These are 10 sets of worksheets, 20 pages total. The first eight set of worksheets are two-tier single digit addition, starting easy, and progressively getting more difficult. The last two sets of
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These are touchpoint math worksheets for single digit subtraction. Included are eight pairs of single digit subtraction problems, and two pairs of two digit/single digit introductory level subtraction w/ regrouping.
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Save money! Unit 1-4 of my coin identification lessons and a bonus, various single digit touchpoint math worksheets. 75 total pages!
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This is 52 worksheets, two for each letter of the alphabet. The first one has guides, tracing, and boxes to help the student practice their letters. The second worksheets is the basically the same, only this time, there are not guides, the student
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This is an introductory unit in identifying various coins, pennies, nickels, quarters, and dimes. There is no counting yet, only identification. I window shopped a few others on TPT, and mine has to be the most comprehensive and easily accessible.
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Civil Rights Crossword Puzzle. File contains Crossword puzzle, two options for questions, one with a word bank, one without, and the answer key.The following is a list of Civil Rights figures addressed in the activity: -Fred Shuttlesworth -Roy
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This is a pre-assessment designed to determine prior background knowledge in student grade level expectation knowledge. This was specifically designed for high school students that speak English and Spanish. This can also be used with students in
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Fill in the blank numbers sequencing, 1-20. This is a 6 section, 3 worksheet per section series. The last series is multiple choice. The worksheets begin easy, and get progressively more difficult.
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This is the second Unit in my comprehensive money identification and adding. I call this the baby step method of learning to add money. The worksheets move at a pace that is more natural, especially for a student with special needs. Each of one of
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This is unit 5 of my comprehensive life skills, money counting lessons. This unit focuses on adding dimes using touchpoints. In addition to adding dimes, adding nickels and pennies to dimes is introduced. This file consists of multiple lessons, a
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This is a worksheet unit I designed as part of a larger package. This only contains Unit 4: Adding Nickels and Pennies using touchpoints. Included are three two page lessons and a final two page summative assessment. I've worked hard to make them
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The following activity contains an 11x17 color poster, a standard letter size worksheet, cut out answers for both and an answer key. The 11x17 poster is intended to print to scale in color. It can be laminated along with the answers. I suggest
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This series of worksheets is designed to assess student learning of how to make change using dollar bills. It also consists of a secondary exercise for matching/multiple choice of change/currency identification.
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This is unit 3 of my comprehensive life skills, money counting lessons. This unit focuses exclusively on counting nickels using touchpoints. There are four lessons (4 sets of worksheets) and a cumulative assessment at the end.
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Attached are two worksheets, one is a crossword puzzle, the other is a diagram in which students are asked to label aspects of both plant and animal cells and the final pages of the document are cut out flash cards and a flash card template. There
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This is a series of 6 cutting, gluing, matching, and fundamental color assessments. These are a lifesaver for any new teachers just becoming acquainted with early elementary or students with special needs. *13 pages total, cover page, 6 paired
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This is a series of two different worksheet activities; one where the student has to circle the item that does not belong with the other pictures, and one where the student has to draw a line connecting one everyday item with where it goes in the
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This is a one sheet pencil value exercise sheet with reference answer keys. This is in English and Spanish. This is a quick supplement to any guided presentation on value, or as a pre-assessment tool. Includes a place to demonstrate the following
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5 sets of worksheets, 10 worksheets total. -Various hour formations, one hour increments only.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Four years in education, two as a substitute (for three school districts), and two as an instructional assistant for a middle school, grades 6-8. My wife is a teacher too, she's an 11th grade high school ELA teacher, with certifications in Special Education, Secondary English, and Secondary Social Studies, with about seven years of experience. I have an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design and Fine Art from Park University, but I've spent the last three years working on a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction (art content) at the University of Missouri Kansas City. I will student teach Spring 2016. Working as an instructional assistant, I move around a lot. I have had the great luxury of spending a lot of time in a number of various classroom settings. I've learned a lot from watching teachers struggle, succeed, and all together fall apart. To provide you with some insight into the school I work at, It's in a poor community (73% free and reduced lunch), and it's incredibly culturally diverse. There are somewhere around 30 different languages spoken. I've worked with students from all walks of life. A lot of my experience stems from working with behavioral, pull out, 504, special needs, functional, or mild-to-moderate students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe each student deserves a fair an equal education relative to their own circumstances and learning needs. I believe in building unique relationships with each and EVERY student so that in turn, I can develop a curriculum that is purposeful, relevant, and culturally inclusive to the individual. Anything less, is unacceptable.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Working with students everyday, developing meaningful and purposeful relationships, and evolving as a human being is reward enough.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My undergraduate degree is in Graphic design with a minor in Fine Arts. I am currently working on finishing a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Missouri Kansas City.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Aside from spending time with my wife, playing the guitar, or playing with my three cats, I spend a lot of time trying to come up with unique learning aids. At my school, if I feel there is an opportunity for me to make something for a student that would make learning more accessible to them, I go home and make it that night. I have a habit of spending an unhealthy amount of time in front of a computer, trying to problem solve for students I feel are under served. It wasn't until I worked with a teacher who I made a couple things for that it was suggested to me to make a TPT account. I had never heard of it before. Most of the things I currently post are things I'm working on for students I work with now. But, I plan on creating aids for any grade levels, I want to help streamline learning by providing practical and functional tools teachers can easily incorporate into their lesson plans. If there's ever a learning aid you think would be immediately beneficial to your students, please let me know. I will make it a priority to come up with something if it benefits or enhances the learning of a student, especially an under served student.

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