Intro To Special Education

Why take this wonderful class from Dr. G

WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS CLASS IS ABOUT?

this class is about taking the time to learn about yourself as well as the kids we will be teaching. everyone learns differently and in this class we will learn about those that may have struggles in the learning.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN DURING THIS CLASS?

i hope to learn about what makes learning fun for everyone. i also hope to learn what helps others learn when they have struggles learning stuff in the way that may be easy for me but not them.

GUARANTEED TO BE INSIGHTFUL AND ENGAGING

DO YOU HAVE PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNERS? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?

my only preconceived notion is that special needs means extra help, which in most cases is correct. it just depends on the severity of the need the amount of help one may need.

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS CLASS?

first and foremost, i will ask questions. second, i will have fun. last but not least, i will actively particpate and make sure everything is turned in on time and completed to the best of my ability.

WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR YOURSELF AS A STUDENT? AS A FUTURE TEACHER?

as a student, my expectations are that i enjoy what i learn and that i always strive to learn something new and insightful every day. tangibly, my expectations are straight a's, as my gpa prior to entering this program is rather low and i need to do well to raise that gpa.

as a future teacher, my expectations are that i continue learning and that i share my love of learning with my students, that i make things exciting. i want to be one of those teachers that when asked about influences in their life, my name pops up.

WILL THE KIND OF STUDENT YOU ARE NOW REFLECT ON THE TYPE OF TEACHER YOU MIGHT BECOME? WHY OR WHY NOT?

yes and no

yes because learning is always important and if i am not learning, how can i expect my students to learn.

no because currently i am a procrastinator and that is something that can harm my teaching. it is definitely somehting that i am working on.

WHAT ISSUES WILL YOU FACE IN YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOME A TEACHER? HOW CAN THIS CLASS HELP YOU OVERCOME THESE ISSUES?

time and money are my biggest outside obstacles to becoming a teacher. more introspectively, my desire to try teach the way i learn may be an obstacle. i think this class will show me different ways to teach and be more inclusive to the different learning styles and disablities.

Group 6 presentation

Wednesday, April 20th, 8:30-9:45am

Dr. G's classroom

Lesson facilitation about teaching gifted learners and learners with special talents