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As my user name states, my name is Karen and I am a teacher. I'll probably come back here and write some more - but it's late at night and I'm having trouble deciding what to write.... perhaps after I read a few pages I'll have a better idea.
As my user name states, my name is Karen and I am a teacher. I'll probably come back here and write some more - but it's late at night and I'm having trouble deciding what to write.... perhaps after I read a few pages I'll have a better idea.




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ARIANERA
2/1/2012 1:44:24 PM

Karen,

You've definitely got a handful at work - kids who are not only dealing with learning challenges and adolescence, but doing so in a language other than that spoken at home. It must be so rewarding when things "click" and they finally get it.

I'm not a teacher, just the mom of a 2nd grader and a 4th grader with mild HFA/Aspergers, ADHD, and in the case of the older one moderate writing difficulties. We are lucky that our home school has one of the district's "co-teaching" classrooms where a Special Ed and a General Ed teacher guide an inclusion class of approximately 1/3 - 1/2 SPED students through the standard curriculum. My two have blossomed with the increased small group and 1:1 time allowed by the co-teaching model, though I suspect that my younger one is going to be bumped out of the co-teaching room next year. We just got his diagnoses, and now that he has a 504 he no longer qualifies to be one of the non-SPED kids in the class for his grade (and they already have a full SPED cohort). I worry what will happen once he goes back to a single-teacher classroom as he can definitely suck up a lot of a teacher's time, but that's a concern for next year.

I look forward to seeing you around the Martial Arts for Women's group.

Ari



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KARENTEACHER
1/31/2012 11:30:25 PM

Arianera, I teach mild/moderate special ed at a middle school. The population of the school is 90% free/reduced lunch (90% of them get free lunch), 75% Hispanic, 50% don't speak English at home.



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ARIANERA
1/31/2012 8:08:38 PM

Karen,

I was amused by your post on the Martial Arts for Women team. Now I'm curious - you are a member of the Special Ed teachers team. What population do you serve?

Ari (Mom to 2 "twice exceptional" grade schoolers)



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DEECANDOITAGAIN
1/24/2011 2:09:18 PM

I just wanted to drop in and say emoticon on getting a letter from your previous student. That really says a lot about what kind of teacher you are!



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CHALLENGE130!!
1/13/2011 12:49:33 PM

Thanks so much for the comment on my blog!! You are right...if your mind is in the right place...we can achieve anything!! Thanks again! emoticon



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