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Lors Morris's picture

Hi! nice to meet you all, this is my first year teaching. I teach in a special ed classroom for children with emotional behavior disorder, I have nine boys and two girls. We really have connection and I feel like they are my children and I love them to death. They are very smart bit because of them being told in the past that they are not they don't believe. They are about to get ready to go to high school and I want to get there confidence level up.

Lors Morris's picture

Hi! nice to meet you all, this is my first year teaching. I teach in a special ed classroom for children with emotional behavior disorder, I have nine boys and two girls. We really have connection and I feel like they are my children and I love them to death. They are very smart bit because of them being told in the past that they are not they don't believe. They are about to get ready to go to high school and I want to get there confidence level up.

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Deven Black
Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Welcome to all the new arrivals in this forum. I look forward to getting to know you all.

It is hard to do Lors, but absolutely essential, to try to overcome bad student self-image caused by careless or misguided prior teachers. Good luck.

Liz, I'd love to find out more regarding your social media pilot project. Is this a project for students or staff-only?

Anne, do you think your students would benefit from a program that did not have age-based grade levels?

I anticipate some interesting answers and discussions.

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Teacher Tia
Social Studies Teacher from Petersburg, Alaska

Hello Everyone!

My name is Tia and I am working on my M.Ed. in Special Education! I will be certified to teach by the end of June and have already signed a contract with Craig, AK for this upcoming school year.

I love all kids and thoroughly enjoy the exciting environment a school provides. This past year I've been teaching Social Studies at Petersburg High School and although I love the subject, my calling is Special Education.

I'm looking forward to being a part of this community ~tia :o)

Maureen Nicoletti's picture

Hi my name is Maureen Nicoletti I work in an urban elementary school teaching students with disabilities. This year I am working with students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. I teach Language Arts. It is so rewarding to see students learn to read. The best part of my job is the students. Each day is different and unique and I learn from the students as well. It is a very rewarding career. My job is in jeopardy this year although I am a tenure teacher I was given a reduction in force letter. I hope to get a call back. Only time will tell.

Maureen Nicoletti's picture

Good Luck Tia it is an awesome career but alot of work and patience is needed to get everything done. Enjoy!

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Deven Black
Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Welcome to the group, Maureen. 'i've always said that while the students learn a lot from me, I always learn more from them.

I hope your job situation works out.

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Deven Black
Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Starting to teach is exciting, challenging, frustrating and full of unexpected rewards, and that's just the first day.

Good luck on your new career and remember, we're always here to celebrate successes, offer advice and to be a vent for whatever might anger or frustrate you.

Deven Black's picture
Deven Black
Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Starting to teach is exciting, challenging, frustrating and full of unexpected rewards, and that's just the first day.

Good luck on your new career and remember, we're always here to celebrate successes, offer advice and to be a vent for whatever might anger or frustrate you.

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Barbara H.
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Hi! I'm Barbara. I've been a stay at home mom for the past 15 years. I have a Masters degree in Special Education. I have a wide range of experience working with young children with a variety of handicaps and in different educational setting. I'm looking to get back in the field, but am kind of stuck on how I should go about it. I've been looking for a job for sometime, but haven't really had any luck. Any suggestions.

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