LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS
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  • Roselle, NJ
  • United States
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Inclusion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dorethia(Dotty) Myers Jul 15, 2010. 3 Replies

 

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Katie Muhtaris replied to LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS's discussion Standardized Test Scores in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"I agree with Liza about teaching it as a genre.  My students are so amazing at so many skills.  I literally have to go back and teach them the "basic" stuff so that they can succeed on the test.  There is also something to…"
Jan 22, 2011
Nicole DiSpigno replied to LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS's discussion Inclusion Debate in the group The Inclusion Revolution - Technology in Special Education
"I completely disagree with the notion that inclusion does not benefit the “regular” ed children. I have not had any experience in the classroom yet but I am working towards a master's in elementary ed and special ed. Inclusion…"
Oct 5, 2010
LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS replied to Michelle TeGrootenhuis's discussion Scope & Sequence / RLA Curriculum Documents in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"Hi Michelle, I have a 2 year old and very detailed curriculum guide from a relatively large district. Is this the type of stuff you talking about?"
Aug 4, 2010
LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS replied to Michelle TeGrootenhuis's discussion Top 3 "Tools" in Your Classroom in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"Top three "Tools" in my class: 1. Smartboard Technology 2. Self-help Reading Resource Box 3. Chart Paper/White Board and markers"
Aug 4, 2010
LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS added a discussion to the group Elementary Reading Teachers
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Standardized Test Scores

Hi All, My name is Liza, and I am a 4th grade inclusion teacher. My focus subjects are language arts and social studies.Have any of you had - what you believed to be - an awsome year only to recieve horrible state scores?  I really thought my students were coming along very well. They were reading and utilizing reading strategies. Even my special ed students seemed to be improving.  From September to June, the number of my students that read BELOW grade level (DRA test) decreased from 16 to 6.…See More
Aug 4, 2010
LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS replied to LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS's discussion Inclusion Debate in the group The Inclusion Revolution - Technology in Special Education
"Hi Sara, There are several benefits. For example, the gifted children are able to master the skills by helping/teaching the others what they have learned. What I love most is the way the special ed students meet and exceed their own expectations in…"
Jul 29, 2010
Sara replied to LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS's discussion Inclusion Debate in the group The Inclusion Revolution - Technology in Special Education
"I am a learning support teacher in a school that may switch to inclusion this year. It seems that you have noticed benefits to the regular ed students. I was wondering what benefits you have noticed? Sara"
Jul 29, 2010
Dorethia(Dotty) Myers replied to LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS's discussion Inclusion
"I stress those famous individuals who had a learning disability. When teachers stop generalizing about special ed students, we will have fewer students being made to feel inferior. Everyone has different learning styles and that is the key in…"
Jul 15, 2010
LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS replied to LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS's discussion Inclusion
"I agree Dotty, they do enhance the class. From day one, I teach my kids that everyone has a gift. The truth is that while a student may be very good at one thing, he struggles in other areas. , Special Ed students are no exeption. I teach 4th grade,…"
Jul 15, 2010
Dorethia(Dotty) Myers replied to LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS's discussion Inclusion
"I find that everyone benefits form Inclusion. Most of the students with learning disabilities have mild/moderate and they actually benefit from the education. However there will always be the one or two students that will not benefit from full…"
Jul 15, 2010
LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS added a discussion to the group The Inclusion Revolution - Technology in Special Education
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Inclusion Debate

I was just reading bog entries about inclusion. Spicifically, they were discussing the issue of whether or not there were any benefits for regular ed students in an inclusion setting. One of the teachers stated that there were no benefits in inclusion, because there existed little or no real interaction between the 2 sub-groups. The blog had closed, and I wasn't able to participate, but I really would love to hear from my colleagues. By the way, I absolutely disagree with this teacher, but I…See More
Jul 15, 2010
LIZA TORRES-STEPHENS posted a discussion

Inclusion

I recently read several posts on the benefits of inclusion. Spicifically, they were discussing the benefits for the general ed students. According to this teacher, there simply are no benefits for general ed students in this type of setting. He/she event went as far as to say that there is little if any interaction between the general and special ed students. I went to post my comments, and the blog was closed. I'm finding that I really would love to further discuss this issue with colleagues.…See More
Jul 15, 2010

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My name is Liza, and I am 4th grade Inclusion Teacher. While we co-teach all subjects, my concetrations are in Language Arts and Social Studies.

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