I have been teaching special education for over 20 years.
I teach to understand not memorize. I get to know my student's on a personal level, their interests, likes, strengths, then look at data. From this I gather materials that will relate to the subject, concept, and home life. By relating to home life experience, the child gains the concept for a lifetime, not memorizing.
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Associates in Arts for early childhood education. Associates in Science for child development. Bachelor's in Science for Exceptional Education. Master's in Science for pre-kindergarten thru 3 grade children with disabilities.
As a mother of 4 children and a grandmother of one, I have seen how every child learned in a different style. Originally I studied hotel management and hospitality. Not only did it pay the bills, but it gave us a very luxurious life. I invested more time at work then being involved in my first born's education. I saw how important education was to her, not the money. I changed my major to early childhood education in order to be a more involved mother. After four children, the last child was born with a disability. This wasn't during the internet era. Therefore, all my resources were scarce. I had to base everything on word of mouth, not a search engine. I came to the conclusion to help others. How? by educating parents that having a special needs child is not the end of the world. Never give up and educate yourself. Find ways for your child to learn long term. I made a difference at home with my child. Now I dedicate myself to helping children as well as educating parents on early intervention and sharing resources.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Other (Specialty), Education, Other, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Child Care, Place Value, For Administrators