Special Education K-3
Ms. Manuel-Nee K-3
What services do you provide?
I teach K-3 students strategies in reading, writing, spelling and math. I use a variety of hands on activities in all academic areas. One of the programs that I teach is Project Read, which is a systematic, direct phonics reading program. We work on decoding and encoding skills and reading comprehension. In teaching math I develop lessons that are interactive, using a variety of strategies and tools such as, manipulatives, unifix cubes, counters, base ten blocks, coins, charts and games.
Why do you provide those services?
Learning to read, write, spell and do math can be quite overwhelming for students with learning difficulties. I want to help the students to beleive in themselves and see that with time they can achieve their academic goals. I strive to keep students interested in learning and to understand that these are skills that will always have meaning.
Special Education 6
What services do you provide and why do you provide those services?
As the grade 6 learning center teacher, I teach students strategies in order to become more independent and successful in reading, writing, and mathematics. As an educator, it is my responsibility to determine each student’s learning styles, and create lessons responsive to those styles. Each student has a unique way of acquiring information, so each lesson must be taught with a multi-sensory approach in order to reach out to individual students. Lessons taught using this approach engage the students and keep them motivated. I have found that using a multi-sensory approach to teaching creates opportunity for student exploration and self discovery, teaching students to become life long questioners and learners. I also play the part of a role model to show that I am accepting of all students and provide a safe environment in which students feel comfortable sharing personal information. This allows students to create positive peer relationships with each other. I trust these relationships only build a stronger foundation for students to succeed academically. With appropriate accommodations, teaching pracices adapted to individual learning styles, positive adult and peer role models, and a structured and safe learning environment, I feel that students will be provided with a positive and successful education.