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Cynthia Trickel
Tue Jun 9, 2015 17:51

I agree that time is always a factor, especially when you are trying to teach everyone in a general education class. I guess I have looked at instruction through the eyes of a special education teacher and have seen that a lot of the "extra" activities fell to special education. However, if you were fortunate enough to have a teacher assistant in the classroom, having the assistant and you rotate working with groups or individuals you were assisting may give some extra support. My past experience working with a student with ASD was in a general education classroom and I was the inclusion teacher. But, given I had other special education students, all of my time could not be devoted just to the student with ASD, the teacher would also assist this student during independent work and we also had peer tutors.

  • RE: Reading Instruction - hildebranak, Tue Jun 9 13:04
    Thank you for sharing your experience as a classroom teacher. I am just a student and won't get to experience the classroom until this fall. I wonder if an aid could take over some of the "regular"... more
    • time - Cynthia Trickel, Tue Jun 9 17:51
      • Time is Crucial - whitemb2, Fri Jun 12 23:22
        There is never enough time to get to every students and meet their needs and teach the materials we have planned. So how do we as teachers or future teachers get that time? The teacher I work with... more
        • Re Time is Crucial. - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 13 22:25
          That makes me so sad to hear. I understand that time is precious, and sometimes our students take a lot of that time, but they will do nothing but fall further and further behind without attention... more
        • re: time - Cynthia Trickel, Sat Jun 13 07:17
          First, I feel your pain. As an EC Teacher I was always feeling the burden of soooo many needs. It saddens me to hear about the teacher's "plan" for teaching the students with disabilities in her... more
      • Re: time - Hunter Hastings, Thu Jun 11 11:05
        Ahhh. Time is probably the number one thing that stresses me out about becoming a special education teacher. Before my Block 1 placement, I had no idea how I was going to be able to individualize and ... more
        • re: time - Cynthia Trickel, Thu Jun 11 11:59
          I understand how you feel. When I first starting teaching I was a general education teacher in the elementary grades. An opening came up for a special education teacher in one of the schools and I... more
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