I'm interested in hearing what teachers think about inclusion and what needs to be done to make inclusion work well. Before this semester, I was a fan of inclusion because I thought it meant a few students with IEPs in a general education classroom with another teacher or an aide. I am student teaching two 8th grade classes and one is an inclusion class with 50% students with IEPs. They did not split up students with IEPs because they only have money for one aide. We also do not have a co-teacher because the teacher is dual certified. I'm so frustrated by this situation because I feel like the general education students are getting so much less out of the class. We are unable to do any challenging examples with this class because a lot of the class is getting confused and we have to go so slow, but many of the general ed students are getting sooo bored. In the other class, we were able to go through notes quickly and work on some challenging examples with negative numbers. Many students in this class have very low reading levels so my mentor does not want to do contextual problems. I feel like my job is to provide support to all students, not just the special ed students. I'm not sure how I can challenge every student in the class right now because I feel like we are supporting the special ed students but not the other students. I'm going to talk to my mentor about whether I can look through IEPs or get a list of each student and their specific needs.