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Each day brings new surprises in my class. We have students coming in and out throughout the day. The focus is on the individual student and their specific educational requirements. Each student has an Individualized Education Plan, which is followed in order to increase/improve student strengths, needs, and self-esteem. Instruction is delivered in small-differentiated groups and follows a direct instruction philosophy.
The two basic tenets of the direct instruction philosophy are: (1) If
the student hasn’t learned, the delivery system hasn’t taught, and (2)
instruction should be based on facts about the learner. The philosophy
assumes that all students can learn, if provided adequate instruction.
The same curriculum as the regular grade level is implemented in the Learning Support classroom with appropriate modifications applicable to each student. In addition, students receive intense instruction in the areas needing further support.
There is a huge emphasis on positive behavior support and individual behavior plans. Students follow a Four Star Behavior plan, some follow individual plans, as well as earning tickets to purchase prizes in the classroom store. The store is used as a supplemental math lesson in which students must identify, count, and make change-using money. Meet the Teacher!-Lacey Gauntlett I am a graduate of West Chester University with Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Special Education. This spring I will receive my certificate in Autism also from West Chester University. I have been teaching for seven years and look forward to each year. This spring I am also expecting my first child in April!