As a special education teacher in San Antonio, Texas since 2007, Ariana Morrow has a passion for helping those with learning disabilities reach their educational potential. The modified curriculum that she designed herself and teaches to her 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with severe cognitive disabilities, revolves primarily around a solid and structured classroom environment, accompanied by visuals and hands-on activities that keep students engaged and facilitate learning.
Her accomplishments have earned her a nomination for the H.E.B. Excellence in Education Award, as well her schools’ Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching. On her blog Teachers42morrow.com, Ariana offers a number of helpful suggestions for teachers in the areas of behavior management, development of activities for students with a variety of different learning disabilities, lesson planning and how to keep a classroom organized.