As a teacher for 37 years in special education and general education inclusion classrooms, I have taught almost all the elementary grades. Teaching students in special education has been my love and passion. Working with kids everyday is AWESOME! MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE I have taught resource classes for students with mild disabilities as well as self contained classes for students with moderate to more severe disabilities Many materials I used in my special education classrooms were ones I created so they are all tailored and designed with special education teachers and students in mind, but can easily used in the general education classrooms also. My journey into TPT has been amazing as I have been meeting and learning so much from fellow bloggers and sellers. Be sure and visit my blog at http://www. specialedspot.com
My best successes in teaching have come from meeting and teaching each child at their skill level, knowing their strengths and weaknesses and meeting their needs at whatever level they may be functioning. In my special education classroom I used this individualized teaching style to implement the specific goals and objectives of my students' Individual Educational Plans. I teach topics and subjects in such a way that they can be differentiated on the many different levels.
Teacher of the year 1986
I have a degrees in Specific Learning Disabilities and Elementary Education. I have certifications in Early Childhood and ESOL and an endorsement certification in Autism.
My journey into special education came naturally as I grew up with an older sister with special needs. Seeing her needs not only in learning tasks, but also in social situations, drove me to seek out better ways to work with and teach students in special education.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Phonics