Special Education - ID Class
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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
I am honored and excited to be teaching at Palms Middle School. I have been teaching in LAUSD for over 20 years in both General and Special Education classrooms. I come from Hancock Park Elementary School and have greatly enjoyed the transition to middle school. In fact, some of the former Hancock Park students I have taught are now here at Palms. What a small world!
My teaching philosophy is that I believe every student can achieve great things, and I am here to help them believe they can. I emphasize a positive classroom environment, with mutual respect, where making learning fun and engaging is key.
My educational program consists of a combination of life skills, LAUSD's alternate curriculum (UNIQUE), and supplemental standards-based materials and activities. Students will be engaged in hands-on learning, cooperative group learning, and technology driven activities under the guidelines of the IEP.
Looking forward to a great year!
**Watch this powerful video below about building up a child's self-esteem by educator Richard Lavoie**