Street art in the classroom.
Graffiti. No one likes the bright, weird, letters on the walls of our neighborhoods, plus, its affiliation with gangs and territory makes graffiti an even more serious matter. It is also known to be the violation of property. Then, there are those who actually have an artistic and creative knack for it. For the students I worked with today, this is what they know. There is street art and there...
mssiegelsays asked: I have a year and a half until i have a masters in special education. We are currently learning about children wtih autism, and different functional curriculum ideas that can be used in the classroom. Just yesterday we learned about visual prompts and using matching to give children a schedule to follow throughout the day. Your blog on the colored centers was a perfect example of this. Thanks for...
First-time working with Autistic students
Currently I work as a substitute Special Education Instructional Assistant (II). Level II means I qualify to work with mild/moderate students, and few cases of moderate/severe. I have worked with students considered to have low-levels of autism, but this is the first time I worked in a predominantly autistic classroom. I enjoy subbing because I am still learning about the area of Special...
Learning Centers with Autism students
I worked in my first autism program class today. Below are some pictures the teacher allowed me to take. Though she has a class of five, and only three attended on this particular day, attention with the students was much easier. With four Instructional Assistants, and the classroom teacher, we were all able to lead and assist each other with the activities. The activities are simple enough, but...
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Academic skill Builders: Online Educational Games →
Worked with SDC students today and the computer station had this website up. During math they played with math games (addition, subtractions, multiplication, integers, fractions, and ratios) and during the language arts component, students worked on the language arts and geography sections. Very useful.
I spent a good three hours correcting science test papers today. While I do not prefer to correct papers as an Instructional Assistant, I suppose it was a necessary thing to do as a teacher. After this suffering, I realized a couple things I would DO with my students: 1. alternative test taking methods 2. If I have to give a written test, and a majority of my students papers are FAILS,...