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As a teacher in MCPS for the past 24 years. I do not believe that I have ever taught a class without making accommodations for students with ADD/ADHD, which do not include medicating. Techniques can be as simple as allowing a student to stand rather than sitting when completing seat work, allowing for breaks that gets the student up and moving, or allowing them to hold a stress ball when listening or concentrating. I have also along the same vein, worked closely with parents of highly anxious children, who have many similar characteristics. My approach is much more positive than negative.
I am certified in Early Childhood, Elementary Education and general Education. I have taught special needs children as well as gifted/talented, and accelerated math. I have a personal array of appropriate materials for the elementary level. I am presently a writing teacher for grades K-5.
I work in a very diverse educational setting. Although English is my first language, I am fluent enough in Spanish to give directions in Spanish to non-English speaking students. I have also had success in teaching students of other languages as well. A lot of it involves confidence building. Lower leveled books with good visual clues also promotes learning the language more quickly.
I am well qualified with writing and am presently teaching ten writing classes at an elementary level. During my graduate program, writing remained a strength.
Having worked for years with students who are beginner readers, I come with a plethora of information and activities. I am certified in Reading Literacy and have taught Summer Book Club in the past. I am familiar with both the Lexiled and leveled approach to choosing books and have administered the MClass reading assessment as well as the MSA Reading assessment multiple times.
I am certified in Special Education as well as Elementary Counseling. I have worked with children who are developmentally delayed as well as learning disabled. Many of the students have had difficulties with speech and language issues as well as fine motor concerns. Within any given classroom, there is always a span of abilities. Lessons should always be differentiated to address the needs of individual students at all levels.
Being a teacher for more than two decades, I understand all too well the importance of excellent study habits. Students must understand the importance of good organization, the ability to stay focused with few distraction, and a willingness to be prepared. Study habits should be somewhat individualized based on the age and ability of each student. Parental support is also a must. There needs to be an open dialogue between the teacher and the study. There also needs to be, to some degree, a sense of flexibility.
I have experience as a writing teacher for grades K-5. Many of my students have been published nationally for both poetry and essays. It's a subject that I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and find that it ties directly in with reading and reading comprehension.