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  1. NewSpEdTeacher2017

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    I was offered a job today at an amazing school and I accepted! Now I'm stressing out but for a different reason!
     
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  3. Sab

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    Congrats!!
     
  4. agdamity

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    Congrats! What will you be teaching?
     
  5. NewSpEdTeacher2017

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    I will be teaching a "high functioning autism" 3rd-5th grade class. It's a very new program (last year they only had TK-2) so still not sure what high functioning means to them. I just got my new hire packet and feeling very overwhelmed at the moment.
     
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    Congratulations! What I have learned about teaching high functioning kids with autism is that they are usually quite intelligent. They tend to have problems in social situations, often are pretty rigid about how they attack their learning, and have difficulty with transitions. I have taught some children who had autism, were gifted, and had an OCD or ADHD diagnosis at the same time. They were some of my favorite children to teach.
     
  7. NewSpEdTeacher2017

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    I am excited, just nervous. I'm used to teaching the lower end of the spectrum. However, my own son is very high functioning but he's in gen ed with no iep. So I'm aware of the challenges they face. Just curious how to set up my class (will they all be readers, do I need visuals as supports, etc)
     
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    Do you know what curriculum you will be using? It will be easier for those of us that use the same curriculum to help you with specifics.
     
  9. NewSpEdTeacher2017

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    Not yet. Hoping to find out more soon.
     
  10. heatherberm

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    Congratulations! I was an aide in a similar classroom many years ago, and it was one of my favorite group of kids ever.
     
  11. alp123

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    Congrats!!! Happy to hear teachers are actually being hired!
     
  12. ktmiller222

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    Congrats! That's amazing! Are you able to share some of the questions they asked you? I'm going on a special ed interview later this week.
     
  13. NewSpEdTeacher2017

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    The questions were very program specific, but the more general questions were:
    What would your classroom behavior management look like, what would academic, social skills, emotional skills instruction look like, how would you collect data, describe how you would support inclusion/describe the perfect gen ed teacher for inclusion, etc.
     
  14. alp123

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    Congratulations!! That's awesome!! Don't stress yet...you will do great!!! :)
     

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