To those who do not really know me, beyond being a writer in this blog, I am a teacher. Yes, a teacher of children with special needs. My students call me Teacher Julie and that is what I call my other blog too. In other words, I am a special education teacher.
I just want to say the learning is my middle name. I believe that learning does not just take place within the four walls of the classroom. Learning takes place in our daily interaction with people, with problem-solving skills, decision-making processes and having the correct ideals to be able to help others and most specifically the environment.
How would I answer questions about special education issues?
About the books that I have used with my students, click here -> books
Do you know someone who is very, very smart? Click here -> Giftedness
Do you know someone who has a hard time understanding words and has difficulty interacting with others? Click here -> Language Development
Do you know someone who can’t function because everything is so hard to do? Click here-> Mental Retardation
How should these children be taught? Click here -> Teaching Techniques
I don’t even want to think about students who go to school too early or too late, 6am – 12pm or 16pm – 6pm..
I don’t even want to think about children who have to walk several kilometers daily just so they could go to school.
I don’t even want to think of the students who study under the trees because facilities are a big problem.
I don’t even want to think about the students, 50 – 70 of them, sitting in a small, hot and cramped classroom.
So I present my children…
My daughter Trixie is a grade 7 student in a university where children with special needs are mainstreamed in their classes.
This is Julian,with his group mates in the center where I work. He is wearing a blue polo shirt. He will be 7 in July and he is now a second grader.
He is with children who have developmental delays. They are with Teacher Joy and Teacher Xeres who are both occupational therapists.
And this is our youngest child, Tania:
She is learning with RV in a dyad setting in the center where I teach as per developmental pediatrician’s recommendation. Both Tania and RV are 5 years old.
I hope you learned something in my post.