One of the major concerns I have with our current “reform” movement in education is the preponderance of testing that we do with our special needs kids. In addition to this heavy load that our students are expected to bear, teachers already are or will soon be evaluated on how the students do on these tests. Student performance on the assessments will be reflected on teacher evaluation instruments. For teachers in general, and for teachers in the special needs realm, this can be a rather concerning situation.
I am sure that you wonder about the educational landscape today. I do. As a teacher, I am interested in sharing thoughts and ideas related to the education of children, particularly those with special needs. Whether it is sharing lesson ideas, adventures in differentiation, instructional resources, educational law, meaningful anecdotes, or the general state of being of our educational system, let’s talk. Join me in The Nuts and Bolts of Special Education.