Do you know what is so special about the students I work with? EVERYTHING!!! I am a special education teacher in an inner city school with approx. 600 students in grades K-4. I case manage Kindergarten and provide special education instruction to students in grades K-3. Northwest Elementary School is an amazing place to be a student or a teacher. We are an inclusion school and welcome students with all abilities and differences to participate and be the best they can be.
Research shows that people learn and concentrate in many ways. Many adults are gum chewers, foot tappers, doodlers, etc. My students are not sure how they learn best and it's my job to help them figure that out. Many children are able to sit "criss-cross-apple-sauce" with hands on their laps to learn, however some children have a very difficult time listening and learning if they have to sit still. This can be very distracting for other students in the room as well. By providing my students with materials that keep their hands busy and provide sensory input, they are more available to learn and it helps other students around them learn too.
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