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About Sharon

Sharon Benaderet-Cohen began her 44 year career in education at Penn State University,
majoring in Elementary Education. After teaching fifth grade for three years, she realized her calling and passion was in the area of special education. She received a Master’s Degree in Special Education and taught in many different types of classes for 17 years. These included: Communication Handicapped, Multiple Disabled, Learning Disabled and Emotionally Disturbed.

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My Book

How do you find the “good” in every child…and teach to it? Sharon Benadaret-Cohen’s book, Touch a Life illustrates her philosophy of “teaching to the good,” through inspirational stories from her 40-plus years in education.

“Teaching is more than an art. It is a way of working with mutual communication. No matter how challenging a student may be, treating him or her with love, kindness, and respect will make them soar to new heights,” explains Benadaret-Cohen.

Benadaret-Cohen’s experience includes teaching regular education, special education, working as a Learning Disabilities/Teacher Consultant, an Adjunct College Professor, and a Supervisor of Student Teachers. In each position she has been inspired by students who, overcame overwhelming odds to reach for the highest heights.
The stories in this book will help teachers, student teachers, and parents learn how to “touch a life” and have that child’s touch yours.

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2019 NJEA Convention Handouts

Handouts aligned with NJSLS – New Jersey Student Learning Standards

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