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Stephen F Austin State University (Home Economics)
Stephen F Austin State University (MEd)
I enjoy teaching; I have taught pre-k through sixth grade; math as well as reading/writing. I've worked with dyslexic students ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I prefer working with students 2nd - 5th grade.
Prior to completing my Texas teacher certification I was not big on reading, however once I got into my teaching profession and began working with dyslexia students I began to enjoy reading. I found that I learned a great deal while instructing students with reading difficulties. I would love to share what I have learned over the past ten years' teaching. I currently am an adjunct at a local junior college (part-time).
I try to cater my lessons to the learning style of the student. That being said, I use a variety of hands-on and verbal communication with dyslexic students as they tend to be more auditory and kinetic. They tend to have great auditory comprehension; using hands-on activity tends to aid the brain in long-term memory for this style of learner.
Instruction in Math is focused on learning and memorizing math facts then building upon these facts; understanding how multiple groups of the same number (6 groups of 4) can be summed up in minimal time (24, multiplication versus adding); understanding subtraction and division can be determined quickly if one understands its counterparts addition and multiplication. Kinetic activities, such as color coding not only adds some interest to exercises but makes it possible for struggling students to follow along and manipulate the equations. Creating working 2D & 3D examples would help to further clarify the next level of math skills/standards as students progress through each grade level.
Addressing dyslexic student's reading difficult I refer back to the Scottish Rite & Neuhaus methods of repartition and use the Davis clay activity to reinforce the memory of letter sounds and vocabulary building as well. I personally saw a 20 point gain in students spelling after implementing the clay activity. I enjoy teaching; I have taught pre-k through sixth grade; math as well as reading/writing. I've worked with
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For five years I tested and taught struggling readers. Over the course of this time I began to notice similarities in the struggles students seem to have. I began to incorporate some strategies I had used with my son, who was dyslexic. I have used the Scottish Rite, Neuhaus, and Davis Dyslexia programs. Not only did I see changes in the students for the better I also saw my own interest in reading grow.
I am a Texas certified K-6th grade general teacher as well as a 1-8th grade reading teacher. I have taught pre-k - 5th grade in areas of science, math, reading & history. I have 5+ years of dyslexia testing and training with an local ISD. I currently work at a junior college as a part-time reading instructor.
I am a certified elementary self contained instructor. I have used the Scottish Rite as well as the Nehause phonics/dyslexia program for about 7 years with grades k-12. As a pre-k teacher, the introduction to letters is done with phonetics and then moves into letter blending and word making. I have continued with to use this instruction pattern with struggling readers as they never got a strong understanding letter sounds and how they work together.
I have been sewing for more than 20 years. I have taught sewing classes in connection with 4H summer activities, ages ranged from 10 to 18. I have made a number of prom dresses and have 3 wedding dressings. I enjoy teaching and breaking it down to a step by step method for easy comprehension. Teaching body measurement taking, pattern size selection, supply pointers, pattern reading, pattern alterations, basic machine maintenance and setup, basic stitching, advanced stitching, garment construction and garment completion.