Teaching students with special needs is highly rewarding. “Every child deserves a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” (Pierson). Special education teachers work with and serve as a mentor to students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities.
One of the most essential aspects of the educational process is to know how to motivate students for learning. A challenging part of being a teacher is to know and learn how to motivate students. First of all, a good definition for motivation is as Byrnes quote “Motivation is construct
One of the reason people chose a career in special education is job satisfaction. Special education teacher perceived their job to be rewarding. They get personal fulfillment and gratification in teaching special need students. “It truly must be passion to continue working in special education because we all know it is a tough job.”(Participate 2010,”Motivational factor towards pursuing a career in special education”)They have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the students’ lives. When the student who is struggling in school graduate it brings great satisfaction to the educator. The most important part of this field is to help a child develop to their highest potential.
In the profession of a special education teacher, a person commits to helping children achieve their best and to help “students overcome their obstacles” while finding a way that the child can effectively learn (Hollingsworth). My mom’s career as special education teacher for twenty-two years, allows me insight and experience into the tougher aspects of this career, but also the rewards to the job. My mom helps me understand that a special education teacher guides a child to expand their strengths, develop strategies to overcome weakness, and to make best use of all available resources. Through helping her, and learning from her experiences, she taught me that a career in special education can not only challenge me, but may also become a
It is my pleasure to recommend Shayne Strickland for admission to the Master of Education in Special Education at Howard University. I remember meeting Shayne for the first time the day of his interview and thinking how original and calm he seemed. I have worked with Shayne in my position as Lead Teacher at Life Pieces to Masterpieces for a year. He is highly intelligent, honest, and creative and has demonstrated leadership potential inside and outside of the classroom. I enthusiastically supported his decision to pursue his graduate degree for the same reasons.
Growing up I was always told by my parents and other adults’ in my church that I worked well with kids. Then during my sophomore year of college it became evident to me that I had a passion for working with children. But more specifically I felt as though I was being called to work with children who had special needs. I realized I had this passion while sitting in one of my education courses when I wanted to study to be a Special Education teacher. Then while taking the math portion of a test that I needed to take in order to get into the education program at Huntington University I began to realize that teaching was not the field of work God had planned for my life.
Getting your child out of special education. When you decide to take your child out of special ed. You have to have legitimate reasons on why
I have been part of the Liberty family for over a year now. I completed my student teaching practicum in the spring at LHS and was hired in the fall for a one on one position as a paraprofessional. On a professional level, I graduated with honors and hold certifications in both special education and elementary education. In having both certifications, I feel I am prepared to meet not only the emotional needs but the academic needs of the students that would be serviced in this position. My current job has allowed me to gain insight into the world of teaching special education by working closely with the teachers that service my student, along with my student’s case manager. I have learned a variety of strategies and technology resources that
The significant event I am about to share is about my transition from going to a public school my whole life to suddenly switching to a private school named Brampton Christian School. The following story mostly involves me, and a little bit of my sister. At age four, I started school at Sir Wilfred Laurier Public School, where I made the first few friends of my life. I graduated in grade six, and headed onto middle school, at William Grenville Davis Sr. Public School, an opportunity to make new friends. Near the end of grade eight, we had a huge friend circle and we were all looking forward to going to the same high school (Turner Fenton SS). A couple days into summer, all of a sudden, my mom’s friend recommended her BCS, telling her she could
I think that both knowing the subject and knowing the skills is important. In regards to special educator I believe it is more important to know skills because that is the area students in special education struggle with. As a secondary special educator I was assigned to teach science content with only have one course of science during college. I felt so lost when I first started, but when I focused on the unit I was teaching and how to teach it too my students things got easier. I collaborated with general science educators to help me learn the content and now in the middle of my second year I feel very confident teaching the material. It is more important for me to teach the skills of how to learn the material than it is to help the material
Our school Pioneer Jr. Sr. High school gets involved with the community, whether joining in town parades or fundraisers for good causes. Most of the parades or events are not optional. Some teachers make you go to the event. Even if you already had important plans. If you don’t go they will ruin your score. Some teachers are atrocious and will take grades on every thing impossible and force you to do community events. The community is always helping our school. I believe that the office staff are corrupt and sometimes make things harder to get done. Our school does not stick to their word. My school will say they inform the community on their students problems. But it can take up to weeks for them to answer. By then the problem is resolved. There are times when the school can be
I would like to express my strong interest in your special education teacher job opening. My extensive experience in special education and curriculum development would make me a strong special education teacher at Warrensville Heights City School.
I have known I wanted to be a teacher since first grade. I loved helping other in class, and my first grade teacher even let me run the class during our daily warm ups. I never really consider being a special education teacher until I got older though. My cousin has down syndrome and I have been working and playing with him since I was born. I always loved playing with him and going to Buddy Walks every fall to support him. Him and I just get each other and get along very well. About a year ago, for his birthday, he had a party at a bowling alley. He invited all his friends from his alternative class in Evergreen. There were children six children total, five with Down Syndrome and one with Autism ranging in age. I bowled with them the whole
We all have a collective responsibility to support and meet the needs of our youngest citizens so they can grow, achieve, reach their full potential, and live a fulfilling life. Educators have a special role to play in identifying barriers to learning and a duty to work to overcome these barriers. My philosophy of special education comes not just from what college taught me, but from my work experience in the field through out the school, what I continue to learn everyday, and my general beliefs and values about people. This view is not static, it is evolving. I seek to practice what I know to be effective and right, to reflect upon what works and what does not, and to change when change is needed.
When I was asked to reflect on my experiences in EDSE 316 and the fieldwork, I had to think long and hard on how I would sum up four months of classes and fieldwork into four pages. I have learned so much about the various disabilities and how it has change the world of special education. I think a better term would be the “endless possibilities of education”. It wasn’t too long ago when children with disabilities would be stuck in a room in the back of school only to be seen in the beginning and end of the school day. They were the ones who rode the other buses and no one really talked about. This class has allowed me to speak of my own family and how special education impacted my life. I have a brother whose whole life was spent in the special education class, and my own sons with speech and learning disabilities who are now receiving special education services. It also allowed me to reflect on my own participation in the special education program in my early elementary years when I was struggling with my own speech disability. This class gave me the chance to see the timeline of special education, from its earliest beginnings to what it is now.