Sunday, July 17, 2016

Teaching Special Ed is not for Sissies!

Special education teachers have to love what they do. But it is not for the faint of heart! The field of special education is fascinating and rewarding. But it is hard work. You can't really turn it off when you go home to your own family, and the paperwork and meetings are never-ending. But it is worth it, if you love it!
You get to:

  • Teach children who learn differently
  • Watch them grow and mature
  • Watch their language unfold
  • Help them learn to make friends
  • Teach children to love reading
  • Meet amazing families
  • See your students' self-esteem blossom 

And here's the part that's not for sissies!

You will:
  • Spend hours writing reports and IEPs
  • See children who struggle
  • Advocate for children who struggle
  • Not always agree with the system
  • Feel overwhelmed from time to time
I guarantee it is worth it. Roll up your sleeves and start loving this incredible job of being a special educator! 

I have spent the last few weeks re-doing and updating my special education manual