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Why did you decide to become a special eduction teacher instead of a general ed teacher?

I have to write a research paper for my masters and was wondering if ten people could answer my question above. Also, what is your most memorable moment as a special educator?

Asked By: Kris1681 - 7/27/2009
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More challenging work...Most of my career has been in behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. These are interesting people to reach; sometimes it's an exhaustive search, but it always allows for soul searching and getting into the student's mind. It's an opportunity to build relationships as well as to use... More
Answered By: Dianne - 7/27/2009
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I decided to become a teacher for Deaf Preschoolers because I felt there was a real need in that area at the time. There were very few people who could communicate with the Deaf back in the 1960s and there was a stigma to learning Sign Language, unlike today when everyone is taking sign language and buying teach your... More
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Answered By: ScoutMom2 - 7/27/2009
 
I originally planned to teach in the general ed classroom, wanted kindergarten as I was working on my degree, I taught preschool at a daycare center, a young girl with severe intellectual disabilities enrolled and the center director gave her a 2 week trial in our center, The young child's teacher could not/would not... More
Answered By: Penguin teacher - 7/27/2009
 
I went back to school after first having a somewhat successful career in the finance and mortgage industry and then being a stay at home mom. So being a special ed teacher is my third career, so to speak. As I was looking and researching schools I was torn between getting another bachelor's in Elementary Education or... More
Answered By: GolfingGal - 7/27/2009
 
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