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 3213 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 Show 10 More Comments Posted 4/5/2010 6:46pm AnneK-5 Special Education teacher - Billings, MT Greetings! I am in my 11th year of teaching and am working in a resource room setting. I serve students with special needs, in addition to working with RTI (Response to Intervention). This has been the most amazing year yet! Sign in to vote! Posted 4/5/2010 7:35pm Regina WrightSpecial Education Teacher in West Virginia Hi Anne! I'm in West Virginia....teach resource K-3 and do RTI (Walk To Intervention) skill groups as well. Certainly has been a lot to learn this year....for this teacher!!How often do your groups change? And are your kids with IEP's in your skill groups as part of their IEP time?? Just wondering how anyone else interprets this new set of rules. Reggie in West Virginia Sign in to vote! Posted 4/7/2010 8:34am Linda I have been teaching special ed for the last 9 years - from high school to elementary where I am currently placed. I want to know the struggles everyone is feeling from NCLB - it would be good to know I am not the only one :) Sign in to vote! Posted 4/7/2010 4:58pm Nicole Finkelstein I've been an assistant teacher at Variety Child Learning Center for the last 3 years. I am in my last semester of my Masters in Early Childhood/Special Education. Sign in to vote! Posted 4/7/2010 5:01pm Nicole Finkelstein Hi I'm an assistant special education teacher in a special education preschool for the last 3 years. I am currently in my last semester of my Masters. I will be certified coming this January. I am interested in working with all parts of Special Education Sign in to vote! Posted 4/7/2010 9:44pm Kathy HooverHigh school special education English and reading teacher in Whittier CA I started working with elementary school and have since traveled up the grades to high school. I am currently teaching reading and English. I also teach developmental readng at a Junior College Sign in to vote! Posted 4/9/2010 4:11am Anna Hello All! My name is Anna and I'm a fifth grade teacher in the Atlanta area. I love it most days :) There is nothing quite like being able to form a relationship with these kids that everyone before them has given up on and see them make progress. In my home life, I have a wonderful husband Patrick and a beautiful baby boy, Will. I love reading, music, photography, and a HUGE history geek and have a fascination with true crime. I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all! Sign in to vote! Posted 4/9/2010 4:49pm AnneK-5 Special Education teacher - Billings, MT Hello! We have 90 minute reading and math blocks with 30 minutes of that 90 dedicated to specific skills the students need to work on. It could be naming the ABCs, counting to 100, drill and practice on sight words from their lesson, reading additional stories, multiplication facts drills, etc. We have multiple levels of skill instruction, ranging from above grade level to the most intensive group of students, which is the group I currently serve. They may or may not have IEPs. Our RTI core team meets once a month with all the K-5 teachers to review students' needs and progress. If a student is ready to move to the next highest group or needs more intensive instruction at a different pace, that is when we typically move students. It just makes sense to me to provide small group instruction and meet the students where they are, rather than waiting for them to fail and get referred for testing. I do progress monitoring (Aims Web) once a week to look at a variety of skills and other teachers do progress monitoring every two weeks.These results are also reviewed at our monthly meeting. It is so valuable to get together with the other teachers and review student progress. We have rotating subs for the classroom teachers and all-day subs for the core team. It has been a wonderful experience! Sign in to vote! Posted 4/9/2010 4:57pm Liz Delmatoff Hello ~ I am a Middle School Counselor and also the Director of our Social Media pilot project. It has been so exciting to see the students loving school work via social media. I'd love to talk with anyone else who is doing this work. It's going well, but there is always more to learn! Sign in to vote! 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