Discussion in 'Special Education' started by pontiac8411, Jul 1, 2008.
Jul 1, 2008
i just got a job. Spec ed 6-8th grade. This is the best day ever!
Congratulations!!!! Your next best day will be when you have your meetings, get your books, etc, and your next best day will be the first day of school.
Congratulations! That's awesome news!
Congratulations, and good luck!
Congratulations.Good Luck with your new position.Your best days are yet to come.
Congrats! How exciting
That is spectacular! When do you begin!?
Congrats Be sure to add your info to Lemon's "New Job" thread. Way to go pontiac
Way to go! I send you my best wishes!
Way to Go
I also teach middle grades special education. My class is self-contained with mild to moderate disabilites....perhaps we can share ideas????
Congratulations! I love how excited you are. It reminded me of how I felt
How great!!! Congratulations!!
congrats, but report back at the end of day one :lol:
I remember getting hired June 23, 2000 for my first job as a SPED teacher. Grades 6-8 in fact. I remember how excited I was, I bought a truck and a house. The August 28 came. 7am I was on top of the world, 3 pm, I felt like I had just been hit and run and somebody had just shot my dog :0
Probably a good thing I had a new truck and house that made it where I HAD to come back on day 2
Congratulations! I am waiting to hear the same kind of news in August. I am crossing my fingers.
Jul 2, 2008
Jul 5, 2008
Congratulations! That age range will keep you on your toes. You will see some great changes as they navigate through those grades and mature!
Jul 12, 2008
Congratulations on your offer and acceptance. First find out what level of students you will be teaching and supporting. What disabilities will be included in your room as well. I work with middle school severe-profound multiple disabilities and it's a change from autism which I did for 7 1/2 years. I wish you the best of luck in your teaching. Do not take anything personally because it's part of these students limitations and they aren't reacting to you personally. Make sure that you look at what their strengths are as well as their learning styles. This is one of the areas that special education teachers really need to take into considerations, "learning styles". Remember, it's going to be a tough first year and make sure that you are doing what it takes to help your students become as responsible as they are "functionally able". You will want to challenge your students, but some of them are limited in what you can challenge them. This is one of the most rewarding careers, but you need to take time for yourself and don't get too involved or you may get into burn out like I did. Be friendly to the families and make sure that you don't allow your emotions to get in the way of your decisions. I had to learn the hard way too. I have Asperger's Disorder and communication between the parents was very difficult for me. I have gotten better with practice too. Make sure that your room is structured so that they can learn more efficiently as well.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job! Enjoy your summer.