Welcome to the 5th and 6th grade learning center!
It is ok not to know, but it is not ok to try.
This mission statement is the central emphasis for my students and how we work together. Working in special education, students face challenges everyday. These challenges can include math, reading, or even behavior challenges. However, students try everyday to overcome these challenges. I do not expect perfection, because I do not believe it exists and can often be a debilitating concept for students. Instead, I tell them I expect their best, and the best for some kids is simply trying, especially if they are afraid or a topic is new. I welcome mistakes, because they show me that the students are trying and we can learn from our mistakes.
I work with students to develop and implement individualized instruction tailored to their unique needs and goals. This includes going into students classes to offer additional instruction or help while learning a topic from the general education teacher, working in small groups, and offering individual interventions for large education gaps. My job is unique and individualized, because each and everyone of the students I see is unique and learns differently. Therefore, I need to adjust myself and my teaching to help them. We learn through hands on instruction, foundational fluency, practice, and lots of mistakes. Mistakes are good when we can learn from them. Thomas Edison once said, "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most ceratin way to succeed is always to try just one more time."