My name is Ms Margie Coleman and I am excited about entering year # 41 as Special Education Teacher
here at Alto I S D. I remind my students daily that we are hear with a definite purpose in mind; We established a
"We are a Group Rule" for this class. Here are some basic group rules which we must remember in this class.
1. We are a group working toward common goals together.
2. As a group member, we must be concerned with all other members of the group.
3. Every member of the group is important and worthwhile.
4. Every member deserves respect ; I respect you, if you will respect me.
5. We are members with different personalities,needs,interests, and abilities.
I teach Resource English Communications/Applied Math Classes:
Special education resource placement and individual course selections are determined by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal committee: (ARD/IEP).
Basic English Communications and Applied Math are two of the modified general education courses designed to address the individual learning of special need students. Communication focuses on integrated language arts study in language/writing, literature/reading, and speaking/listening. Students practice the application of both oral and written uses of language, as well as interpret and respond to relevant literature. Employment and independent living language development through "on the job training" . Continued reinforcement of English knowledge and skills are made.
Applied Math concentrates on basic operations; using money and measurement in common home; family and work related environments. It reinforces math skills developed through projects and problem solving related to money, finance and personal accounting.
Resource students achieve knowledge necessary for the acquisition of technical skill related to the world of work. Learning to fill forms correctly; following instructions, coping as a consumer on the job, everyday communication skills, functional math computation skills, reading comprehension skills, and grammar usage. We learn to apply these to functional needs of everyday living.
Basic Study Skills:
The Basic Study skills course is designed to assist students with strategies that will, when applied consistently, aid the student success in the classroom. Students will be introduced to skills associated with test taking techniques, analysis of key words, highlighting, note taking, outlining , study tips, use of time, and ways to stage study sessions for optimal results.
Organizational skills are accented with emphasis on practical ways to develop organized approaches to studying, completing assignments, addressing homework and facilitating increased self-responsibility for classroom activities. Students use research to assess information and learn how their learning style impacts the acquisition of knowledge. Learning to apply these strategies in a systemic manner is the focus of this course.