Our students are unique because of the diversity found in our classroom. I currently teach inclusion and regular geometry with my co-teacher, Ms. B!
My classroom is a place for diverse students to learn and grow into young adults with the skills to thrive in our ever-developing world.
These students come from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our school is almost all low income, with students from all around the world. Thirty-nine percent of our students are English Language Learners as well. We have been named the most diverse school in the state of Arkansas. Our goal is to provide every possible advantage for our students to develop the skills necessary to become as successful as they can be, regardless of how their disabilities may try to hinder them.
For some students, it can be overwhelming to remember how to use the distributive property to FOIL numbers. It might be difficult to remember which number you need to carry over or what your a, b, and c terms are when using the quadratic formula.
My students are in inclusion classes and I have found that students learn better when terms and numbers are color coded.
If you use one color of ink to take notes when you are in class and another color of ink to take notes on information from research done at home, you can remember what you learned from your teacher and what you learned independently. That way, if you have a question about something in your notes, you know which source to consult for more information. It also makes it easier to ask your teacher questions about what you read outside of class.
Surprisingly, one of the most request pen color to use in our geometry and financial literacy courses is black. Students like to write in a deep black so their notes stand out, then use the colors to identify everything else.
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