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1 July 18, 2014 Strategies for Special Education

2 OBJECTIVES The participants should be able to… appraise appropriate strategies in the classroom to assist individual learning styles adhere in providing success to all students with special needs appreciate the significant contributions to special children. attend to one’s need as teacher.


4 GIFTS GIVING Oldest Participant Youngest Participant Birthday (nearest to July 18)

5 Teaching Children with Special Needs Jesus, the Master Teacher had a way of making everyone feel they belonged. Jesus serves as our model for inclusion, the belief that all children- gifted, at-risk, physically, emotionally, and profoundly handicapped-are to be included in the group and have their needs appropriately met.

6 Mentally Delayed Children The teacher can: Speak more slowly with pauses. Use repetition Give directions one at a time Allow a predictable environment Render multisensory tasks

7 Intellectually Gifted Children The teacher can: Allow honest expression of emotion Be flexible, extra time for projects Cater to activities for creativity Develop their interest Encourage brain storming of ideas

8 Children who lack self-control The teacher can: Patiently teach and care Permit a higher level of activity Prevent over-stimulation Provide quiet places Practice as model problem solving Pay attention to good behavior

9 Children with Physical Disabilities The teacher can: Ask parents to teach the signs they use Be sure that light sources are helpful Check the sound level Develop a simpler expressions

10 Classroom Environment Eliminate distractions Notice variables and use them Value frequent breaks Include extra supplies Reduce stress in the classroom Organize by the use a checklist Nurture a conducive environment

11 Minimize the amount of work Allow extra time for work completion Note short work periods with breaks Announce several reminders Give extra time to complete works Endow with a specific place for works Time Management and Transitions

12 Assessment and Grading Test in varied ways Exempt student from district wide testing Supply as much time to complete Time into small schedules Implement percentage for passing grade Note monitored breaks from test Give retakes of test as needed.

13 Presentation of Materials .. Modify expectations Allow the use of gadget Tap creativity for attention Translate if needed Explain learning expectations Reproduce a model of end product Shorten assignments into segments



16 Teachers can’t provide all the preferred learning- teaching methods of all students, however, teachers can cause learning in the lives of the students. THE GOAL: BALANCED LEARNERS


18  The goal of teaching is to get everyone to learn. Teachers can cause learning through creative teaching  Teachers who use only their favorite styles need to get out of their comfort zones to be more versatile. The GOAL: Creative Teachers


20 engagement ring hand towel White hair

21 THE PROCESS Lesson Planning for Maximum Learning

22 Hold Attention Overview Objective Organize Lesson Goal Knot Transition The Process: Functions of HBLT


24 Bring Information Offer Explanation Orient Transformation Know Conviction The Process: Functions of HBLT


26 Lead to Application Open Implications Observe Options Keep the Motivation The Process: Functions of HBLT


28 Target Production Obtain Reaction Outline Action Kindle Obligation The Process: Functions of HBLT


30 Teachers need to understand the learning styles of your learners. Enjoy the process and match their learning styles with the creative methods they prefer.

31 TOOK: Star Teacher ( Joanna Fuchs) I always love your class; Your teaching helps me see, That to have a happy life, Learning is the key. You understand your students; You’re sensitive and smart. You’re a skillful teacher; I knew it from the start. I’m grateful for your wisdom For the teacher that you are; You’re a very good person, And as a teacher, you’re a star!



34 What is creative teaching? A2Z, 1-8

35 Creative Teaching Is employing methods that will cause a learner to desire to learn. Is the art of combining one’s knowledge of the lesson and the learner in lesson planning.

36 What can creative teaching do?

37 Creative Teaching Catalyzes in innovative Process Rekindles interest to learn and teach Excites teachers and learners Attracts learner’s readiness Taps resources and methods Involves learners Values variety teaching methods Enriches the experiences of learner A2Z 9-12

38 Why creative teaching? A2Z, 20-22


40 Methods for the HOOK Opener questions Action songs Feeling questions Games Some more - A2Z p 144-146

41 Methods for the BOOK  Lectures with varied techno- teaching aids  Integrated learning activities like discussions  Interactive built- in quiz, mental games and cognitive boasters in between long lectures.  More pa - A2Z p. 146-150

42 METHODS FOR THE LOOK  Answer the question.  Diary Entry.  Envelope Surprise  Fishbowl  Gallery Walk  Index card  Jeopardy  Key Ideas  Love Notes

43 METHODS FOR THE LOOK  Open ended Questions  Pros and Cons  Quiz Master  Relevant  Timeline Students Create  Unsure So What’s Up?  X ray Pass  Zigzag Line  A2Z 150-153 for more

44 Methods for the TOOK  Methods used are those that learners can take home - individually or as a group.  An assignment, a research paper, extended reflection writing, and personal practice.  Items for learners to take as a reminder of the lesson learned.

45 METHODS FOR THE TOOK Accountability. Picture of a friend Compassion – Band-Aid, tissue paper, hanky Discipleship. Fish pictures or stickers Forgiveness – Nail, Eraser ( mistakes” erased) Gospel – Witnessing Beads, sandal or toy shoes

46 METHODS FOR THE TOOK  Stewardship – Clock, watch, and play money  Unity - Cord or any item to “tie” the unity.  Victory – Helmet, sword (play toy)  Work - Gloves, apron, and hand towels.  Zealousness- coffee or any energizing drinks.

47 LOOK: In your opinion, describe a good lesson plan.

48 Criteria of Evaluation The learning objective is clearly stated. The learning objective is achieved. The learning readiness (hook) is appropriate. Activities (book) are effective. Learning activities (look) are appropriate The conclusion of the session is motivational. (took).


50 Teacher Care: PROPER Holistic Wellness Your health is your greatest wealth. Teaching is hard work. Unless you acknowledge the need to be mentally dynamic, vocationally committed, physically fit, emotionally resilient, socially becoming and spiritually growing, you will have a hard time advancing in the teaching ministry.

51 A Activate academic assessment: Be evaluated. B Beat boredom: Be creative C Confront mental slothfulness. Go on a sabbatical. D Develop life-long learning desire: Be updated A. Mental Dynamism: The Challenge for Lifelong Learning

52 E Expand your income. Manage your finances F Fix your grooming. It counts in your vocation. G Go for goals. Aim for the best H Heighten the job satisfaction. Be passionate in your teaching. Vocational Vitality: A Goal to Grasp

53 I Incorporate regular exercise and balanced diet. Be fit and healthy. J Join in some kind of rest and recreation (R&R). Be happy. Keep track of your weight. Overweight management! L Learn to use your voice properly. Limit laryngitis. Physical Fitness: A Practice to Persist in Life

54 Maintain sound sleeping habits. Enjoy that peaceful rest. Notice your thoughts for they affect your emotions. Learn to control your thoughts. Overcome emotional overload with humor. Take care of your heart. Plan ahead and prepare early. Avoid the stress from rush and hurry. Quell stress. Manage stress effectively. Emotional Resilience: An Attribute to Nurture

55 Resolve conflict effectively. Be at peace with everyone. Strengthen interpersonal relationship skills. Try varied strategies to encourage. Be an encourager. Understand your learners. Modify your model of teaching. Social Suitability: A Resolve to Sustain

56 V Value your time with God: Walk with Him daily. W Work in the power of the Holy Spirit: Be filled with the Holy Spirit. X Xerox or copy the Master Teacher: Learn at the feet of Jesus. Y Yield to Godly virtues: Be transformed in your character. Z Zealously guard your life in Christ: Grow in Christ-likeness and strive to finish well. Spiritual Growth: A Call to Christ-Likeness

57 Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” “Metamorpho” - Metamorphosis


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