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It is sad
Wed Jun 3, 2015 20:43

I believe that is sad when parents are told or given the impression to like you said "dumb down." This reminds me of the Ted video we watched last week with Chris when he talked about how his mother stated that "He/I Can!" which is what we should be telling parents. I find it sad that in classrooms most disabled students are deprived of most experiences because that is how teachers use their resources. Why is that? I have questioned my teachers methods at time about how she always has her EC kids in the corner of the room doing something different all the time versus what the other kids are working on, and she said that it is because she can trust them to do what they can because of how easy it is. However, is that not defeating the purpose of teaching students and increasing their thinking level and experiences? I agree with you that teachers should make available the same resources and activities that other students do, because if we keep them in the "safe" zone, than we are not teaching them!

  • After reading and viewing these videos, I was struck by two things: ASD students need to afforded the same environments and resources as typically developing students & high expectations (though... more
    • Re: learning environment for emergent literacy - Megan Rembert, Thu Jun 4 13:12
      I am studying reading disabilities in typical elementary learners and it's interesting to see how some things are exactly the same for both learners. The shared reading is a huge part in the... more
    • It is sad - whitemb2, Wed Jun 3 20:43
      • The Teacher's Assumption - Allison Powers, Fri Jun 5 23:26
        I think we all had the same reaction to the teacher's actions in her self- contained classroom. I had the impression that the teacher assumed that her students weren't capable of a lot, and that was... more
      • EC in the classroom - catheyt, Thu Jun 4 06:38
        I'm surprised by the lack of support that classroom teachers get for their EC students. Most teachers here do not have training on how to modify for the needs of these students. We are handed an IEP... more
        • reply: EC in the classroom - Erica Phelps, Thu Jun 4 19:12
          I also find it concerning that many teachers do not have training on how to modify instruction for EC students, including ASD, in the classroom. I think that it would be very helpful if teachers were ... more
          • Reply to Erica - Navila Castro, Fri Jun 5 00:34
            You bring up a very important point. While working in an elementary school as a TA I would always see a few teachers that would always get the majority of EC student's in their class while the others ... more
        • RE: catheyt: EC in the classroom - hildebranak, Thu Jun 4 09:05
          I would like to know more about how EC students are treated differently in other states. I was surprised when you said "most teachers here do not have training on how to modify for the needs of these ... more
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