Senior High Schooler Meets College Student Studying Special Education
I actually have just completed a project on teaching children with a speech or language disability in Math class using the graphic organizer as a tool. The graphic organizer helps the students see the relationships between the different ideas that make up the big picture, allowing them to activate prior knowledge. In supporting students with a S/L disability, the teacher must first do what is called modelling, which is the teacher demonstrating the process in solving the problem in front of his/her students accompanied by declaration of her internal thoughts. This way, the students would know how to approach the problem properly. The teacher may then assign the students to use the graphic organizer, with the teacher guiding the students individually as needed.
The other day you told me that you're currently taking a class on special education. Being a teacher of special education is a potential path for me. Will you tell me about something you recently learned?
Gilbey is a senior high schooler at THHS enrolled in Queens College considering to be a teacher of Special Education. Walking on the grounds of Queens College one day, she sees Lyra, a teacher candidate at Queens College with whom she shares her college class, and strikes a conversation with her about Lyra's Special Education class.