WHO IS DAPHNEY?
|Me & Mommy at her bday party|
(That is not a gang sign, my mother is apart
of the lovely ladies of Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.)
|Auburn Days :)|
IMAGINE ME IN THE CLASSROOM
Special Education is a field that requires a few provisions in the classroom. My goal is to make sure that my students learn, not only knowledge, but also how to function in society with his/her disability(ies). If I was to come across a student with a disability that has NOT been diagnosed, it is my job to send a letter home to inform his or her parents of my findings. There are physical and mental disabilities, can you guess which one is not so easily detected?
I know that in dealing with Special Ed children certain tools are required per his/her IEP (Individualized Educational Program). For instance, Katy has moderate autism and is non-verbal. If her IEP says that she requires an iPad in order to communicate her wants and needs, that's what I am going to need for her. Also, these instruments are provided by the MCPSS per state and national laws. Grading will be based upon the work and tasks completed. Along with grading, rewards (treats, activities, praise etc) are given to the students who display correct behavior.
|An Educator should not only teach, but|
also lend a "Helping Hand" to students
Some special needs kids can operate in a "gen ed" , or general education, classroom. Those kids I would just work with in his/her regular environment. There is a table that is set up in the back, specially for that child. I come in for about 30 minutes to work with the child on a specific disability. For instance, Luke is a autistic student with ADHD. I take him to that table where we previously worked on hand motions to keep his attention of what he and I are doing.
The more moderate to severe kids would be in the resource room with myself and possibly another special ed teacher. My classroom would be set up in a daily routine of my kids following a "path" that is taped to the floor. Stop 1: Book bag and lunch bag area to hang things up. Stop 2: Restrooms (even if you do not have to go, just try." Stop 3: Desk area for worksheets and instruction. These students will learn daily task such as washing hands, making sandwiches, crossing the street, purchasing items, etc. I will incorporate academic skills, such as math, language arts, social studies etc as well.
"Time Management" By Dr. Randy Paush, Ph.D
|Dr. Randy Paush, Ph.D|
TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS
I know that procrastination is what I do best. Waiting til the last minute to study or read over notes for a quiz or test. Most college students are guilty of it because you want to go hang out with your friends or significant other, go to the movies, go to the mall, go to the club. We just want to do things that are fun while we still have the time to do them. THIS IS WHERE WE MESS UP! I am going to do an experiment this semester based on what I read about on the Penn State website, Time Management Excerises . I think this is going to be a hard but necessary change to my daily schedule. I honestly believe that this is going to be a great way to acheive my desired grade in this course!!!