Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
During my student teaching, I had the experience to teach three co-taught classes. In my five history classes, I had approximately 32 students who were in the special education program, and another 35 or so who are considered "at risk" or "non-credentialed". By considering these students in my every day lesson planning, I was able to see the value of incorporating scaffolding tools in my lessons; even small teaching techniques like repeating information and directions or using graphic organizers to accompany reading assignments helped all students comprehend the information and truly learn the material.
For more information about my experiences working with students with exceptionalities and the special education department, please see my letters of recommendation from special education teachers Ms. Krystyna Feen and Mr. Dean Garrity.