A place for teachers and other providers of special education services to support each other, share information, and discuss topics, including assessment.

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Deven Black Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Its nice to see so many new people arriving here. Please take a few moments to tell us about yourself, especially about your interests beyond the classroom.

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Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Teacher Tia

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Starting to teach is exciting, challenging, frustrating and full of unexpected rewards, and that's just the first day.

Good luck on your new career and remember, we're always here to celebrate successes, offer advice and to be a vent for whatever might anger or frustrate you.

Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Teacher Tia

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Starting to teach is exciting, challenging, frustrating and full of unexpected rewards, and that's just the first day.

Good luck on your new career and remember, we're always here to celebrate successes, offer advice and to be a vent for whatever might anger or frustrate you.

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Hi! I'm Barbara. I've been a

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Hi! I'm Barbara. I've been a stay at home mom for the past 15 years. I have a Masters degree in Special Education. I have a wide range of experience working with young children with a variety of handicaps and in different educational setting. I'm looking to get back in the field, but am kind of stuck on how I should go about it. I've been looking for a job for sometime, but haven't really had any luck. Any suggestions.

New to the field..

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Hello , ive been interested in this field for quite some time now I just completed my Masters in Special Education, However im still struggling to pass my state license exam in NY.I joined this group to communicate with professionals that has been in the field that can offer me some experience as i enter this field..

Special Education SDC teacher

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I love my student and all the hard work they do to achieve. I see the glory through their eyes not by comparing to others at their grade level. Teaching reading to an absolute non-reader is my biggest challege with my students. I had a child whom I have barely reading and his parents are taking him out of school for the summer. I am so frustrated that they don't understand how fragile his skills are.

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[quote]Its nice to see so many new people arriving here. Please take a few moments to tell us about yourself, especially about your interests beyond the classroom.[/quote
Hi! I am Rhonda and I am a professional educational advocate. I have a child with a NVLD., and have been a Special Education Administrator. I work with parents and children who seem to have tried everything and are still not succeeding. I developed "The Clarity Process" and would love to try to answer any question folks have in this discussion group. I practice nationally, over Skype, etc. www.myeducationaladvocate.com (being built)

Middle School Resource Teacher

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Hi, I currently teach in a middle school resource room in which I teach study skills, Math, and English. I am currently working on my master's degree in special education. I would like to gain new ideas on how to help my students, as well as, ideas on how to improve my teaching.

Hi. I'm just posting, after a

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Hi. I'm just posting, after a very long time, to update. I still feel grateful to others here who provided support, advice, and resources to me last school year. I made it through the year and had a lot of success, particularly with the support of the ROTC program.

But I did return to overseas teaching after that. I'm never, ever going to be able to forget those students. They genuinly tore my heart out. It was a very gratifying year in some ways, but just took so MUCH out of me. I'm a single mom, and I decided that I had to have enough left over for my own child at the end of the day. But I loved my job, as hard as it was.

When I took the position, I had no idea I was getting kids with behavior challenges--I was deliberatly mis-led about this. I also didn't have any time or energy to take the classes I'd need for SPED certification. I didn't even have a planning period! But the year that I spent with those students changed my life. I wish you all the best. Thank you for doing what you do!

Special Ed High School ED/BD self-contained class

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HI Everyone,

I teach in a small private school of about 100 students that is affiliated with CPS in Chicago. I am in my third year and every day I feel like I just started. Currently we have self-contained high school classes grouped by "personality" not grade level, ability level, or disability. Most of us are hoping to "departmentalize" classes next school year. We teach all subjects which is very challenging at the high school level. We are looking for Spanish materials for non-Spanish speaking teachers...any suggestions? Our computer technology is very out-of-date and we have some access issues due to being part of a larger organization built on a business model. Also looking for online Professional Development opportunities. Looking forward to speaking with small school teachers with similar challenges for suggestions. Hopefully, I can also contribute to the discussion. Thanks

Hi Eric, how are things

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Hi Eric, how are things lately?

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