By Aubrey Schieuer
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” As a Special Education Teacher, you make it possible for students of all backgrounds to do their best in school every day. While Special Education teaching has its ups and downs, here are some of the benefits that make every challenge worthwhile.
While general education teachers have bigger class sizes, as a Special Education Teacher you get more one-on-one time. With a smaller class size, you can focus on each individual’s needs to make sure they’re connecting with the material. These small groups are great for students and much less stress for you!
A technique or idea that works for one child may make another one upset. On the one hand, this can be frustrating as there’s no “one size fits all.” But on the other hand, your day will never be boring! Children with special needs will never stop surprising you. If something isn’t working, it’s up to you to figure out something that will. Every day is a new adventure.
Working closely with your students every single day means you get to know them in a deeply personal way. By being their advocate, as well as their educator, they’ll trust and respect you. And sometimes, you’ll find yourself learning from them.
Being a Special Education Teacher is difficult at times. Yet you know that through every difficult day you’re making a real difference in students’ lives. Most jobs have hard days. But not all jobs can change a person’s life forever. As a Special Education Teacher, you can make a real, lasting difference. Nothing compares to the moment when one of your students gets it. That “aha” moment that you helped your student have is a real achievement and should be celebrated!
Right now, there are Special Education Teacher positions available in Millibrae, California and Yuma, Arizona! Contact PPR Education Services right away for more information.