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Mr. Thomas Kinney
This is my 40th year of teaching. All of my assignments have been in Special Education over a variety of settings including both public and private schools. In 2005 I earned my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Technology for Special Education students. I have worked for the district in evaluating and matching students to technology tools that are helpful to them. I also have extensive experience with ADD/ADHD populations and interventions.
My philosophy of teaching is to find the learning strengths of a student, and focus on using those strengths to offset any areas of challenge. I also believe that mindset and motivation are crucial to the learning process and work with my students to talk back to their negative thoughts. I do find that an orderly classroom with predictable outcomes for behavior and work completion are also essential for students to progress academically.
There are a variety of ways to reach me, but Email works best for me because it is asyncronous in time and allows me to respond when I have time during the day. Please feel free to address any of your questions you have for me through this system.