I love my work.
I am blessed.
I teach many precious children born with Down syndrome, autism and a variety of other learning differences. I teach them how to read, how to write and how to think in math terms, but most importantly, I teach them how to love the process of learning. I show them that learning is fun and that they can be successful learners.Each day I work one-on-one and in small groups with my learners. While they have learned a lot from me, I have certainly learned a lot from them.
I have learned patience.
I have developed compassion.
I have come to learn that things are not always as they seem.
Within us all is a great untapped potential.
I have learned how to persevere.
I have learned that most anything is possible if you set a goal and stick with it.
I have witnessed that the human spirit is so beautiful and so full of love.
I have also learned how children learn best.
They learn best when they are relaxed.
They learn best in a calm environment.
They learn best when they connect with and have a rapport with their teacher.
They learn best when they are respected as an individual.
They learn best when they have learning materials and activities that meet them where they are at and then allow them to systematically move to higher levels. Children learn best when learning is a fun and positive experience.
It is my hope that I can share with you what has worked for me with my precious learners and that you will have the pleasure of experiencing the joys that this wonderful work can bring to both you and your learner.
~ Terry Brown
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