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Old 06-11-2019, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by TokyoBayer View Post
Now Iím teaching and sometimes have children with various disabilities/ issues my hat is off to SpEd teachers. Itís less challenging to teach 28 regular kindergarten kids in one classroom than have certain SpEd students.

I completely agree with you. Every year for the last fourteen years, I've had a few students who have various learning disabilites (my sister-in-law, an actual special education teacher, has been known to use the expression "learning condition") and, owing to the nature of the schools where I have worked and now work, there is absolutely no way those students will be placed in a special-education class. Teaching certain of those "non-mainstream" students while also teaching the "mainstream" students has been an incredible challenge. Being even a halfway decent spec-ed is quite an accomplishment alone; being a good spec-ed teacher is downright heroic.