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Newark teacher Cepeda relies on visuals in her bilingual special education classes

Bilingual special education teacher Mily Cepeda, who was born and raised in Newark, was hired in fall 2019 by Newark Public Schools to teach at the Louise A. Spencer School.

And once the pandemic hit, Cepeda quickly made the transition to teaching from her home.

“After live classes, I would spend several hours each day recording videos in Spanish and in English of lessons and telling students how to do their homework step by step,” she says in an interview with Chalkbeat Newark’s Caroline Bauman. “I would often videotape just my hands filling out worksheets — again, my students are very visual learners. I would often sit beside them in class and show them what I wanted them to do, then watch as they tried to copy me.”

Read the full interview here.