I have been a teacher for 30 years. I started out teaching band and loved it. My position was cancelled and I discovered that I enjoyed special needs students. For the next 25 years I taught all subjects to youth authority boys, and emotionally disturbed students, the EDs. These students were mostly depressed, abused and molested, and I worked with them in a psychiatric hospital setting. I used a four course curriculum, language arts, social studies, math, and science. I also had arts and crafts with them, and we did math and science projects using cooking. The last four years, due to my classrooms again being closed, I have taught a preschool intensive class with physically and mentally challenged three and four year olds. I have enjoyed teaching all ages. I am newly retired but still have a desire to work with kids to help them enjoy learning.
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