My name is Aileen Behringer and I have been teaching at the Goshen Middle School since 2001. I have been teaching full-time since I finished my Masters Degree in 1996, with my first teaching job being in Winnisquam, NH. After a long, cold New England winter, I returned to NY and settled in Montgomery, teaching at Valley Central Middle School for 4 years, before landing here in Goshen. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY in 1995 and my Masters in Education from Boston University in 1996. I also have a Master of Science in Internet Science and Technology with a concentration in School Library Media from SUNY Albany, which I received in 2005.
While at the middle school I have taught a variety of classes, but have been teaching ELA for the special education department to 7th and 8th graders since 2009. In my current position as ELA teacher I employ the use of Guided Reading which consists of four parts: independent reading, small-group guided reading, literature and writing. The best strategy to help students become better readers is to have them read on a consistent basis. Students are expected to read for 20 minutes each day, outside of ELA class. Feel free to download IRRs from this webpage to help your child remember to be reading consistently. IRRs are assigned and collected weekly and they are the basis for the majority of writing done in class, therefore, it is crucial that students are reading on a consistent basis. If your child is struggling to find a good book, encourage them to listen to the podcasts from both myself and other students that are posted on my page!
I hope that you will find this website both informative and helpful. Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions or concerns you may have: email@example.com
The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.