I became a Spec. Ed. teacher in CA in 1990 when it was the teacher's job to design the curriculum and to learn every possible modality to reach each type of learner. Within a few years, I became proficient in Project Read (Phonology, Written Expression, and Comprehension); Breaking the Code; Lindamood Intensive Phonemic System (LIPs); and many more strategies that I can draw upon to make English, Reading, Writing, Math and Study Skills more comprehensible. I also joined The Learning Connection (TLC) as an Educational Therapist. Soon I had my own successful business working with children from Kindergarten through High School until moving to AZ.
Besides a BA and an MS, I have two teaching credentials from CSUDH - Multiple Subject and Special Education (Learning Handicapped.) I substitute teach in Wickenburg to keep up with the standards in AZ.
I can, and do, draw on my extensive repertoire of teaching tools, but in general I believe in a consistent, systematic, measureable approach. I will tell a student "try again" rather than "you're wrong," and will use choice/contrast questions whenever possible ("Is the capital of Montana Helena or Phoenix") rather than direct questions ("What is the capital of Montana?")to help ensure a student's success. That's TLC!
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