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Alison Kahn

Middle School Learning Specialist
B.A. Special Education/Psychology, University of Miami

Teaching Philosophy

Important skills I want to teach my students

As the Middle School Learning Specialist, my main focus is to help each student discover what makes him or her a unique learner. I help each student develop strategies that allow them to overcome their weaknesses and be academically successful.

Teaching methods to reach these goals

I recognize that each student learns differently, and my goal is to present material in as multisensory a way as possible. Through one-on-one or small group instruction, I involve the students in the presentation and review of information. This allows me to know if they comprehend the concepts and where any breakdowns are occurring.

My favorite projects

I don’t have a favorite project because I have the privilege of working with sixth through eighth graders in all subject areas. This allows me to support the students through a multitude of interesting and exciting projects.

What I like best about teaching at Seven Hills

I love working at Seven Hills. I feel extremely fortunate to be teaching with such a wonderful faculty and staff. The Middle School’s focus on grade level teams allows teachers the opportunity to collaborate in a way that is both supportive to the teachers and beneficial to the students.