Learning Lab, also known as resource, is a special education class for students with disabilities who show a need for specialized instruction. Learning Labs do not usually replace the general education class, so a student with an English Learning Lab class will also have a general education English class.
There are two purposes for Learning Lab:
1. To help students achieve their individual education plan (IEP) goals.
2. To help students be successful in the general education classroom.
The day to day class will vary, but each student be instructed from curriculum specially designed or modified to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Students will also take norm-referenced assessments and monitor their progress on their IEP goals. Additionally I will work closely with your child's general education teachers to pre-teach, enhance, and review the content from the general education setting.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
In general, my class will not be a time for students to catch up on missing assignments. Instead, I provide specialized instruction to students to help them aquire the skills (such as time management, study skills, discipline) they need to be successful on their own. If your child regularly comes home with an excessive amount of homework, please contact me and we can work on a solution.
I hope that helps clarify what Learning Lab is all about! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am happy to answer!