Hi Everyone, I just got word this week that our Special Education department is planning a "push in model" of their students into my math class next year. I am always interested in doing what's best for students but something about this situation is making me uncomfortable. Some of my worry is related to the fact that I am a relatively new teacher and I have never taught 7th grade math before, but mostly I want to be sure that all parties involved are set up to be successful (especially the students). I believe the plan at this point is that half of my class would be Special Ed kids and the 2nd half would be General Ed kids who have lower end math skills. The Special Education math teacher would be with us every day and because it is a math/science block would join us two days a week for science. I could be wrong but I thought that the objective for the push in model is to include students into a heterogeneous class and that typically this would be more like 5-7 students out of about 28. I am also unsure if we would be using standard curriculum (some of these kids will be several years below grade level) Can anybody give me share their experience/thoughts or suggest a resource with best practices on the "push in" approach. I know that I depend on heterogeneous classes when I run science labs and this is also worrying me. Thanks so much!