Education - Teachers First

Aug 31, 2009 10:52 AM by Andy Koen

Widefield teacher helps students with behavior problems

When a child is acting out in class, there isn't always a clear answer for their behavior.Talbott Elementary School teacher Tammy Allen specializes in helping students whose emotional and behavioral problems make it difficult for them to function in a normal classroom setting.

"Kids at our level, they haven't had a lot of success," Allen said."We're able to sort of tweak and teach and do things that will then start to allow them to experience that success."

Tammy directs the Significant Identifiable Emotional Disability (S.I.E.D.) program for the Widefield School District.She teaches her students special techniques to better handle stressful situations and accomplish their tasks.It's a job that requires a lot of patience and a strong commitment to success. Tammy says her reward comes seeing her students grow.

"It's extremely challenging, but of course, anything that's challenging is also highly rewarding," Allen said.

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