The Kid Who Really Did Not Fit In
About the Book
This project was originally designed as a teaching tool to be used by parents, teachers, students, and other professionals who have the wonderful opportunity to work with kids with special needs. It gives a personal perspective about the difficulties that students face in school and social situations. It is the perfect preparation tool for creating a welcoming environment for all learners. Ideally, dedicated teachers utilize this tool to become comfortable welcoming students with special needs into a general education classroom. The teaching tips in the back and the stories throughout can be used as disability awareness training for all of the students in the classroom. This book is written with the hope of decreasing the difficulties encountered by students with and without disabilities in social and academic interactions.
About the Author
Stacie Kandra and her husband, Bob, live in Stanley, North Dakota. Before becoming a teacher, Stacie worked in the medical field, returning to college when her youngest daughter started grade school. She earned her bachelor's degree at Oregon State University, in 2007 and her Master's degree there two years later. Stacie started her professional teaching career as an Adapted Physical Education Specialist where she understood her calling to work with students with special learning needs. She is currently pursuing her second Master's degree in Special Education. Working with kids is a calling. You must love what you do and enjoy going to work every day. Teaching tools help us become better teachers and it is to that end that this book has been written.