tagline
WETA

Search LD OnLine

Get our free newsletter

advertisement

Forums
Events and Announcements

special education


Author Message
Joined: Nov 03, 2005
Posts: 69140
Other Topics
Posted Oct 07, 2002 at 8:54:08 PM
Subject: special education

In your professional opinion what is the role of the special education teacher in the general classroom?-- I would love to hear from general edcuation teachers, special education teachers, and administrators.

Back to top Profile Email
Anonymous
Joined Jul 28, 2014
Posts: 69140

Other Topics
Posted:Oct 11, 2002 12:31:31 AM

how about a student?

Back to top Profile Email
Anonymous
Joined Jul 28, 2014
Posts: 69140

Other Topics
Posted:Nov 05, 2002 9:57:54 AM

I am a special education major, but I did work as a paraprofessional for years in a middle grades school that does collaborative teaching. I think the special education teacher and the general education should have the same goals for all of the students. The ultimate classroom model would be a room where a visitor could not distinguish general education students from the special education students. The teachers should plan together and teach the class together. Each teacher should have an assigned part of the lesson to teach and both should strive for smooth transition during the lesson. Everyone has different teaching styles and not all teachers are going to work well together in the same classroom. It needs to be a give and take relationship on al levels. The special education teachers want their students to be perceived as normal as much as regular education teachers want their students to be perceived as above average.

Back to top Profile Email
Anonymous
Joined Jul 28, 2014
Posts: 69140

Other Topics
Posted:Nov 07, 2002 4:15:06 PM

As a special education teacher, I work with the regular classroom teachers by offering assistance on
test and daily assignment modifications. Some of the reg. ed. teachers help me by being flexible when
I am trying to schedule my students for classes they have with me. We do some inclusion, but with
the number of classrooms and students, it is very limited. We help our students with reg. curriculum
in our classroom when we have time. Communication with reg. classroom teachers is key in helping sp. ed. students meet with success. I supply teachers with as much information as I can about a student and his/her learning styles. If I work in a reg. classroom, I work with all students and don't single out my students.

Back to top Profile Email