My students spend most of their time in my self-contained classroom. Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly.
My students work hard and I know they will do even better if they can have an environment where they all feel safe and comfortable.
In my class, most of the students have experienced trauma. The resources requested will help students and me as we create a trauma-sensitive environment. The resources will help the students see themselves in the curriculum and feel safe in the classroom to create an inclusive environment.
I work in a self-contained special education classroom. I work hard to make the students feel loved and cared for. I try my best to have a can do positive attitude and boring walls does not help with this. I was told once that my classroom was the most uninviting class someone has seen. As I walked down the halls of the general education classroom I told myself that even if my students made mistakes and destroyed what I have that I had to try. I had to make my classroom look no different than the other classrooms in my school. I covered the seclusionary time- out room with posters and patterns. I hung artwork up and I am still working on my class library. I was told not to bring books into the class because they might get ruined, but I have brought books into the class and the students love them. It's amazing what patience and a kind heart can accomplish.
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