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Re: Project and Mona web page.
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Jane Shiflett Manner
Fri, 15 May 1998 22:08:07 -0400
If I need it, even if I haven't asked, I can always trust you, Sandra, to
come up with it! Next year I will be assigned, in groups of two along with
a parapro, students with severe handicaps along with my regular high school
teaching duties. These students will be in the classroom for social
interaction, but will be quite the challenge to me since I am used to
regular ed and the gifted (academically) and talented (artistic/creative)
students. (I already teach physically handicapped and LD students who fit
the last two categories.) As often as possible I would like to have the
activities similar so the atmosphere is as inclusive as possible. I had a
trial run with one of these students this year and I have been appalled at
my lack of knowledge and training! I think the Monart method may help
tremendously with drawing. I've had our Special Ed folks order the book
and some others, but they haven't come yet. This site should make them
feel better about my talk of "direct observation" and "symbol reliance".
They trust me, but think my terminology is a bit flakey. I'm still
searching for artsy information on dealing with very poor motor skills.
Most of what I've found hasn't helped. Things like teaching scissor usage
or hand washing never came up before. Keep your eyes opened!