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Cynthia Trickel
re: time
Thu Jun 11, 2015 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 decided to take the position, since they were funding a two-year program to add on three endorsement areas.
The first day I arrived at the school and saw 35 IEPs that I was responsible for I was "stressed out" to say the least! That was the first time I realized how much work, planning and organization that it takes to be a special education teacher. That was 24 years ago and I am still in special education, only as an administrator. I taught for many years before making the move. I will never forget that first day as a special education teacher and try to remember the supports that my teachers need.

  • 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
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