Saturday, September 15, 2012

Secondary Room

We got a room in the secondary! 
The room is divided up into 5 different areas so 5 students can be learning at the same time. 
 Phonics and English Area

 Math and Phonics Area

Novel Area

And there is a Study Hall Area too

Currently we have 5 students in secondary but I am sure that will grow in no time. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TAs Learning

This weeks workshop was all about 'Real Life Situations'. 

I took real life situations between students and myself that have happened over the years and wrote them down. The TAs were divided into groups and had to read the situation, act it out and then discuss what is the best way of responding.

For Example: The student you are working with refuses to do any work. 
 For Example: Another student makes fun of a student with special needs. 
 For Example: The student you are working with bits you. 
 For Example: Yesterday the student could count 1-10 but today they cannot recognize 1. 

The Conclusion: Yes there are solutions to these situations but each student is different and requires the teacher to go about it differently.

They Got It! YES! That is Special Education! 
Things change, kids are different - which means you, yourself should change and be different with each kid according to who they are.