Publisher: LaKenya Logan
Publication Date: November 16, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
When I began my career as an educator, I thought I was going to take the world by storm. On the contrary, it took me by storm. I felt like somebody through the IEP manual at my head. Of course, that is not what happened, but that’s how I felt. Inclusion teaching was new to me. When I was a student in school, there was no co-teaching. The teacher was only one teacher. There was an occasional combining two classes to watch movies before major holiday breaks. That was it.
Most of my classes I took in college were special education classes. I couldn’t wait to work with general education teachers. When I was a student, I had great teachers. No, I had amazing teachers. So, I thought it would be amazing to work with them. I had so many ideas on how to improve the learning process in the classroom. Being an inclusion teacher, I had amazing experiences. I had some challenging experiences too.
My book, “Confessions of a SPED Teacher”, is about my personal experiences. Now, this book is NOT a beat down on general education teachers. My purpose is to give you an inside look on my life as a special education teacher. I hope that my experiences will give you an insight on how I exist in two worlds. I say, “two worlds” because I exist in the special education world and the general education world. Why are there only ten confessions? Well, it is because I know most special education teachers have IEPs to write. I know, I have few to write right now! On a serious note, my ten confessions are topics that I hope to change with your help.
Thank you for reading!