Friday, July 01, 2005

Pre-QUEST Day 5

Today we examined the process of making science accessible to ALL students, especially those with learning disabilities. The two teachers who came in to speak with us, were WONDERFUL! It was really nice to see two individuals who were so enthusiastic and in love with their jobs.

We mainly focused on students who had learning disablities, however I wish we had also covered students who may suffer from emotional problems as well. I think that treatment for emotionaly disturbed students is lacking and these kids are too often labeled as incouragable "bad eggs." Furthermore, I do not think that it is appropriate to group these students in the same special education classes with learning disabled students.

Anyway, today was wonderful! Monday we will be taking a "field trip" to visit a technology expert.

I should go feed my monarch butterfly caterpillars.

If I don't update anything this weekend, I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!!!


At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Beverly said...

You are very perceptive, Melissa. The "E.D." kids ARE the hardest to deal with, and cause the most havoc in a classroom, BUT, unless their behavior impacts their learning significantly, we do not generally have programs or even a classification for them in the public schools. When their behavior becomes intolerable, then they might be removed to a self-contained setting or even alternative school setting.
Hardest for the parents, too...


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