I teach in a group of 20 fun, bright, unique and engaged group of second graders in a small, urban school located in one of the most diverse and lively neighborhoods.
My class of second graders can be described with one word - inspiring.
Some face challenges in their home life. Some are diagnosed with learning disabilities. Some are still trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in among their peers. Regardless of their challenges and obstacles, my students enter the classroom willing, excited and ready to learn.
Teaching in a full inclusion classroom, I work to provide my special education students the support they need while they learn alongside their general education peers. I strive to provide each child with rich and challenging learning experiences. My hope is that they leave school each day happy that they came and eager to come back the next day.
We use a classroom projector throughout the day. It is a key part of my instruction and students' learning. Two weeks before school ended last year, our projector stopped working.
A projector would help bring lesson plans to life, share experiences and inspire communication among students.
When the projector is connected to our document camera, students are able to model solution strategies or share exemplary pieces of work. I am able to demonstrate for my students key concepts and they are able to view them clearly without obstruction. When doing a shared reading lesson, texts can be projected onto the board, allowing students the opportunity to read along. When using my computer or tablet, the projector allows students to view educational videos or slideshows to reinforce their learning.
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