A Look Within The Class: Special Population Department
Story by Francisco Castaneda
“This is my 5th year at PHS. I teach Gifted Education. My favorite class to teach is Independent Study, it changes each year. This year creative writing and math because I learn as much as the kids do!”
“This is my 4th year teaching at PHS. I teach English, Math, History, Science, Life Skill. My favorite class to teach is English. My favorite unit to teach is using speech to text and text to speech because non readers become more independent”
“I have taught at PHS for 2 years. I teach Math Foundations, Pre-Algebra, and Dragon Den. So far math classes, because I really enjoy getting to witness student's understanding the material and helping them to improve their math ability. Proportions is my favorite because it's one of the units that students can begin to see the link between where they are at and a class or two they'll have in th...
“I have worked for 250/SEK Interlocal #637 since 2009. I have been located at the high school since January 2020. I teach all subjects (High School Autism Program) My favorite class to teach is science, My favorite unit to teach is introduction to Sound, watching the students perform the hands on experiments”
"This is my 4th year at PHS. I teach ESOL. I love to teach all my classes. Getting to know my students at the beginning of the year is my favorite because I get to know my students as individuals.”
“This is my 4th year at PHS. I teach Dragon Den, +Physical Science, +Biology, +Environmental Science all in the resource room. I teach Dragon Den. In Dragon Den, it is a time for kids to get caught up on work, have time to decompress, or work on life skills. I do LOVE having the relationship with the students and getting to know them in a closer way.”
“This is my 3rd year at PHS. I teach Consumer Math and Dragon Den. My favorite class to teach is Consumer Math. Usually my favorite part of this class is teaching students to manage and run our class coffee shop, Needy Speedy Coffee. Covid has kept us from getting this experience this year. My next favorite unit would have to be budgeting. I enjoy our budgeting unit because students get to learn...
This is my 2nd year at PHS. I teach JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates - Kansas). JAG is my favorite class to teach. Resiliency is my favorite unit to teach, watching kids gain confidence when facing challenges.
"This is my 2nd year at PHS. I teach Dragon Den and Resource English 9. I like getting to work one-on-one and in small groups with my students in all of my classes. I like that I have a role in ensuring they gain the skills they need during and after high school to be successful adults. My favorite unit I get to teach throughout the year is the book "Night" with my 9th grade English class. This is ...