A career in special education can be both challenging and rewarding. Teachers involved in special education are tasked with instructing dynamic, unique children that struggle with disabilities, disorders, or syndromes. These students learn in different ways and at different paces from their peers and require additional attention, compassion, and interaction with reliable, caring teachers.
Helping special education students learn and develop is not always easy. It can be an overwhelming and delicate situation for many teachers. However, interaction with and teaching special education students, when approached correctly, can be immensely rewarding. By following the helpful suggestions below, teachers will find greater joy in their special education classrooms and better connect with their students.
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