Introduce Yourself Related Tags: Special Education More Related Discussions Deven Black , Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY Posted 10/25/2009 6:06PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 193 3402 Views Its nice to see so many new people arriving here. Please take a few moments to tell us about yourself, especially about your interests beyond the classroom. Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 193 Share Comments (193)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 10/26/2009 9:10am Deborah Hoffman Hi, I'm Debbie and I have been teaching students with Special Needs for 25 years. I have been at the HS level for 19 years. I can honestly say that I still love working with the students I have!! Even at the HS level. I like seeing new things done in a classroom. When I say that, I don't mean that they have to be brand new ideas or the same thing with different names. I like to see teachers who have taught for awhile evaluate what is going on in the classroom and decide to do something different to get better results. I think that is why people join groups like this; at least that is why I join a group. It is the difference between a teacher who teaches the material and a teacher who teaches the students. Outside of school I enjoy traveling, sewing, reading, and spending time with my family. Sign in to vote! Posted 10/26/2009 6:19pm Deven BlackMiddle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY Hi Debbie, its a pleasure to meet you. Feel free to comment on any of the conversation threads I've started or to start your own. Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 12:08pm Ronda AbrahamDistrict Administrator Hi Debbie and Deven: Nice to meet you both. I am an Admin for a large school dist in NJ. There are constant changes in Special Ed (as I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir) and I am always interested in staying abreast of what's happening in other school districts around the country. The biggest challenge I see in my district has to do with state assessments. Students are not making AYP. Any ideas as to how we can improve the current status? Sign in to vote! blog Through the Lens of FilmmakingLast comment 1 week 3 hours ago in Arts Integration blog Bridging the ADHD GapLast comment 1 month 3 days ago in Education Equity Discussion Technology To Help Special Needs Students Using the Universal Design For Learning ModelLast comment 2 months 2 hours ago in Assistive Technology Discussion The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology for Students With Special NeedsLast comment 3 weeks 6 days ago in Assistive Technology Discussion Identify Common Reading Problems in StudentsLast comment 3 months 1 week ago in Literacy Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?