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Question for SPED teachers for a GRAD class
Old 01-20-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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What knowledge and skills do you feel are neccessary to be a sped teacher?

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To be a special education teacher today requires that one has a wealth of knowlege and is well rounded in all subject areas. Your grade level might change from year to year. Many special education teachers today are asked to co-teach, this is something you may or may not be comfortable with- being that many special ed teachers are use to teaching to small groups of students. Many schools around the country don't make AYP due to low test scores from the special ed population. Again, this will reflect back on your teaching skills and the way you deliver instructions to the students. You must be committed to go the distance and meet the challenge. Be prepared to communicate with parents who are not always kind and adminstrators who don't understand.
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Prissy2's thank you for your response!
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You provided excellent insite.
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huge variety
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Hi-
The term special ed includes so, so many different groups. If you are going into the severely involved, you'll need to know more about teaching via ABA or other such intricate methods. For a lightly disabled class, you need to be well rounded in all subjects as well as the paperwork involved in sp ed such as IEP's. Knowledge of laws doesn't hurt. With all sp ed kids, the more you know about behavior modification, the better.
I think that the thing that prepared me to be a teacher most was first being a para for a few years. I knew that it wasn't my long term goal to stay a parapro, but I used it to learn from my teacher- some things I really liked and others I said, "I'll never do that!"
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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a great sense of humor
a huge amount of patience
don't mind spending a lot of time filling out forms in triplicate
a great love for children, the most
desire to keep learning more and more about disabilities and keep informed as new research and information becomes available
the ability to laugh at yourself
an open mind
a big heart
good communication skills
be willing to admit you don't know everything
a huge amount of empathy and understanding


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Oh wow!
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You have all given great advice. I hate to dampen the parade but being a special ed teacher is really stressful. The paperwork alone can make you want to get out. Just look for some type of healthy stress release and all the glimpses of light when you work with these kiddos.
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patience
Old 01-22-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Hi
beyond everything that has been said is that you need to be willing to pitch a lesson plan into the trash when you discover it simply will not work as planned because of kid reaction....and then be able to think quickly on your feet and design the plan in action to make it work.
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Many thanks to all that responded!
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I feel very blessed! My ProTeacher SPED family has helped me tremendously.
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In addition to what has been said...
Old 01-23-2008, 05:22 AM
 
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~Excellent time management skills
~The ability to be assertive, not just for the kids but for yourself-- like when you are not getting a planning period or lunch break.
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funny stories
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Write down funny stories that happen to you as you go along. When you've had a hard day, just sit and read them- I always find that that gives me so much patience!


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