Monthly Archives: October 2011

Special Education is Life Changing

                 To be a special education teacher takes a very passionate and patient person.   I am licensed to teach Mental retardation ages K through 12, and early childhood 2 -5.  I started off my college career at VCU with a … Continue reading

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This I Believe

Working with the severe and profound must be a passion, not a job. If it is merely a path of employment, you will fail; you will not only fail yourself, but you will also fail your children. Not everyone, actually … Continue reading

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Special Education Blog Post

Years ago my heart drew me to special education.  I decided to make a career out of this passion and attended Longwood University.  Longwood prepared me for the education field by giving me the opportunity to go into the school … Continue reading

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I Believe in Communication

I first became interested in Special Education when I worked at a nursing home. I became fascinated with the way the occupational therapy staff would work with the patents to improve their speech. After seven years of working in a … Continue reading

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Believe In Persistance

Jahleel Gardner I believe motivation and persistence is the drive that will bring SPED children the best knowledge they could gain. The information I give to the novice special education teachers should help them understand what they need to look … Continue reading

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Contemporary Blog: I believe in equality for special education students…

I was always interested inworking with students. As I was growing up I was a baby sitter in the neighborhood. One of the young men that I took care of was actually a little older than I was but had … Continue reading

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The “Ah-ha” Moments

In such a profession, one must learn from those around them; even if this means that we become the students and the children, we are trained to help, are the teachers. With each day that passes we are able to … Continue reading

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This I Believe… in my students.

I am a special educator and I believe in my students.  Day to day, I experience happiness observing them accomplish tasks that they have been working towards for days, weeks, or even months.  I find the little things, such as … Continue reading

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“Investment in the future, It’s not on Wall Street!”

Special Education was a calling from the beginning of my working life, I was 15 when I started working at a main streaming community center in Long Island, New York and I have not looked back ever since. I went … Continue reading

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This I Believe: Contemporary

I believe the teacher plays a vital role in the education of children with special needs. I believe special education students need to know that they can. Many find it difficult to be a teacher in the special education field … Continue reading

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