He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. Unknown Source
I am currently pursuing my special education license at Augsburg College. I have been a professional educator through the Minneapolis Public Schools at Lower Lake Harriet school for the last seven years. Currently, I work with children with cognitive delays. I have experience with children on the autism spectrum, degenerative diseases, emotional behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. I have a passion for my work. I am especially interested in multi-sensory learning. Many of the students I work with are not your typical visual-auditory learners. Many children with special needs are tactile learners. They are sensory oriented. Most school lessons do not incorporate kinesthetic tactile learning. I am interested in how children learn.
I believe as unique individuals we all learn differently. I also believe we are whole brain learners. We use all our senses to learn. My best learning has not been from a text book. It has been by active, tactile, and visual projects. Today I am still learning. I am learning to become a better teacher. This portfolio is a demonstration of my experience and philosophies about education, as well as, creative ideas and lesson plans based on those philosophies. Thanks for looking.
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