EDM 310 Class Blog

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blog Post #13

Watch the video Teach Special Education

Then answer the question that adheres to the standards found in the ACCRS and Writing a Quality Blog Post

My Post

-1 in 9 students require Special Education and related services.
-In 2005 there were 426,500 full time special education teachers.
-By 2009 this number dropped to 370,500 full time Special Education teachers.

In the video Teach Special Education we see many teachers and families talking about the impact this job has on their lives. To these parents, teaching special education not only impacts their children's lives, but their lives as well. It is clear that it is not easy for these parents but, it is also clear that these teachers make everyday easier. The love and support that this job comes with is truly inspiring.

We can see from this video that these teachers love what they do. Like they say, it takes a special person to take on this job. As special education teachers we must think outside of the box, and find a way to teach our students in a way that they can understand. Like one of the parents mention, special education teachers have a genuine curiosity to figure out and help these students. Being a special education teacher we not only give these students hope, but the parents hope as well.

Working with these children for so long I have always known that this is what I want to do. Watching this video only inspired me more to become a special education teacher. Seeing the impact that these teachers have on everyone's lives is truly amazing. I look forward to making a difference in the lives of others. This job will be so rewarding.

learning knows no bounds


  1. I think this was a great topic to choose. I chose something similar for mine. Even if we aren't planning on being special education teachers, I think it is still important for everyone to have some kind of experience in working with these students. Inclusion is a very big practice in most public schools. We need to be prepared for those types of situations. Not to say that special education students cannot learn, they just learn in a different way. We need to know how to reach out to them.

  2. This would be a good addition to the blog post on assertive technologies.