Beckett Haight, Resource Specialist, Learning Support teacher…Special Educator is a Californian who has worked in many different schools in California and in many different areas of Special Education as a volunteer, a teacher assistant and a teacher from K to 12. I…I mean he, has worked with students with Aspbergers, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional & Behavioral Disorders, ADHD and more.
He has spent the last 8 years working in international schools. Doing Learning Support and co-teaching (and push-in) in English, Math, and the Sciences in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Mexico, all the way to teaching the core subjects in a self-contained high school class in Kuwait.
My main professional interests are behavior support, transition, and writing development. I also like pork and riding my bike.
Education is my cup of tea, education is my life.
P.S. Oh yeah. I also was in special education from grades 6-12 with the label of Emotionally Disturbed (ED). They said I had ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Other people say that’s how they have sometimes treated minority students they didn’t know how to deal with. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I was taking medication for ADHD from 1st grade to 11th grade? Either way, I spent part of six grade, seventh grade and eighth grade in a NPS (Non-public special education school). Then in high school, after a year in juvenile hall and rehab I came back to a regular school and received support from the resource program (RSP). Long story short, I have been affiliated with special education in one way or another since I was 12 years old.
You can get a feel for my story in this ADDitude Mag guest blog post.
Or find me on Twitter: @BeckettHaight
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