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  • v ARIANERA
    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
    1578 days ago
  • v KARENTEACHER
    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.
    1579 days ago
  • v ARIANERA
    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)
    1579 days ago
  • v DEECANDOITAGAIN
    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!
    1951 days ago
  • v CHALLENGE130!!
    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
    1962 days ago
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