The Journey of Education
Designed by Bethany E. Brett

Photo of me standing by a river in Poland
Hello and Welcome
 to the home page
of Bethany Brett

I decided that I wanted to work with children with special needs when I was very young. In high school, I volunteered in a special education classroom to get some experience. I fell in love with the children and decided that working with them was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I am a junior at Valdosta State University studying Special Education and Early Childhood. The plan is to graduate with my undergraduate in May 2010 and graduate with a Master's degree in May 2011.

In life, there are many things that make us who we are. For me, I am a Christian, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student, a co-worker, and an RA (resident assistant),
a Valdosta State Blazer... and one day soon, I will be a teacher. Each role I play takes me on an exciting journey through life.

my family
My beautiful family
Courtney and Laura
Two of my best friends,
Courtney and Laura
Patterson Hall Staff
Patterson Hall Staff

Life is a journey and it has taken me several wonderful places. Because I was homeschooled all my life, I had more flexiblity to travel. When I was younger, my parents would take me and my brothers on "educational vacations". In high school, I attended a classical school for homeschoolers. Every year for Spring Break, we would go on a trip to Europe. For my four years in high school, I traveled to many wonderful places, including Italy, Austria, Germany and England. Once I got to college, I was very interested in studying abroad. The opportunity finally came May 2008 when I was able to study abroad in the Czech Republic through the  VSU Psychology and Counseling department.  I really enjoy explore new and wonderful places and discovering different cultures.
Venice, Italy 2003
Salzburg, Austria 2004
Bacharach, Germany 2005
Big Ben
London, England 2006
Olomouc, CZ
Olomouc, Czech Republic 2008

As a future teacher, I am always interested in websites that will help me do the very best in teaching my students. One very important aspect of being a teacher of students with special needs is knowing what the law requires of me as a service provider to these students. Wrightslaw is a very helpful website that explains in the Individuals with Disabilites Education Act and other laws in laymen's terms.
Another helpful website for teachers is Teacher Planet. There never seems to be enough time during the day for most teacher. Why spend precious minutes reinventing the wheel? Use this site as a quick stop to getting exciting ideas, activities, games, worksheets, and much more.

Information Table

airplane in the sky
Ways I can Intergrate Technology
row boat in the water
red double decker bus
My Teacher Pageflakes
side of a train
Future Page for Teaching
eBook Website
eBook Lesson Plan 1
blue passport
eBook Lesson Plan 2
travel tags
eBook Activity

 Fun and Educational Websites for Students
Social Studies
Art Museum
Social Studies
National Geographic
National Art Gallery

me walking on the railway