I was a Special Education Teacher for 10 years. This past summer I switched roles and am now an ITRT (Instructional Technology Resource Teacher). I help teachers learn about new technologies and how they might integrate it into their classrooms.
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Hi Kathryn. I was wondering if you or your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. We'd really like to get students involved from Virginia!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
I have in the past two months got some> good cooments from teachers in one S Korea other in Chile on the provision/ of special needs here
as below, thought maybe of interest
I don't know what the definition is in Korea but at my high school special needs would only include students with behavioral and emotional problems. The only provision I've seen was from the school counselor. She made a list of about 25 students whom teachers should not hit. I don't hit my students but some can be quite intimidated by foreign teachers. Just like many other forms of communication in schools with foreign teachers, I found out about the list by chance. I still don't know the students by sight, but as a result, I try to take a more gentle approach with all my students.
In Chile there is not an official policy teaching english to students with special needs.
In municipal schools teacher´s "sixth sense" helps them to finish the school year.
I teach elementary level and I have many special needs students ( behaviour, autism,
low IQ ,etc) but they all watch cartoons on TV. I prepare a good provision of worksheets
with tv characters and they are happy coloring,matching and cutting. I think craft, a
relaxing environment and a gentle teacher helps...for the moment.