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Each student is so different and each learning disability is so different. There are similarities but the differences are pronounced. I think, as a teacher, I can come into the classroom with a "toolbox" and spend some time assessing how the student's mind works and then play to his/her strengths. I tend to jump right in to produce results but spending some time making a profile and planning will help to assist the child to work towards success. I am a music teacher and I had a inclusive class of junior high aged students with LD. I jumped right in and tried to "catch them up" to their peers. If I had just taken some time, observed and planned, I would have not wasted so much time trying to teach them to read music out of a book. I discovered a couple months in that if I had just taken some time I would have made up for it in engagement and student success in teaching them to play their instruments without the book then added the reading music part AFTER they were confident in getting ...See More
parents talk On 6/20/11, Wonderwoman wrote: > Each student is so different and each learning disability > is so different. There are similarities but the > differences are pronounced. I think, as a teacher, I can > come into the classroom with a "toolbox" and spend some > time assessing how the student's mind works and then play > to his/her ...See More
Jun 20, 2011
Pat That's okay if the state testing doesn't occur in October..
Jun 20, 2011
parents talk On 6/20/11, Pat wrote: > That's okay if the state testing doesn't occur in October..

State testing does occur in October and when it does it is based on what the student learned last year. By taking the time the first week to assess my student I can easily get them refreshed or teach what they are missing and get them ready for state ...See More
Jun 20, 2011


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