I teach elementary special education. I work with a diverse population of learners. Each child has innate strengths as well as areas of needs. My students have a wide range of disabilities, including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism, emotional/behavioral disabilities, hearing impairments, and speech and language. I also teach students that have been exposed to trauma.
I strive to empower children to use their strengths to overcome adversities.
My students learn to advocate and use tools to cope at a young age which is essential to become an independent learner. Too often I witness learned helplessness in special education. Learning to advocate and ask for help is an essential life skill.
School is designed to be a safe atmosphere for students. Sometimes it is the very place where our children feel safe enough to release and let all their emotions flood out. It is my goal to create a calming area within my room that all students have access to. The expectations put on students today are too much. Kids need a break and they need to know it's acceptable to take one. Coping skills are essential to functioning in society. We need to help shape the whole child.
Students that feel a sense of security, communicate with staff and form relationships score, higher on tests.
Too often teachers dictate so much of a child's day. I believe we must start empowering a student to understand his emotions and be mindful of his body. Creating a calming space will start this process.
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