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Personal Reflection On My Teaching Experience In Special Education

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As I reflect on my professional situation, the Epic Win that addresses my state of affairs need is, ‘Success is to be measured against the level of challenge’. Walking into the school for the first time as a teacher that cold January morning was one of the proudest and most nerve wracking of my life. I 'd completed my final teaching practice, had graduated from Valdosta State University only three weeks before and now found myself entering into a contractual teaching career. I was lucky enough to be employed to teach in a school I had done my final teaching in whilst training. Stepping in as a new teacher half the year presented its challenges, but nothing in comparison to my first full year of teaching. Within my first full year of teaching,…show more content…
This student is Tier 3 for behavior and academics. At this level, this student receives individualized, intensive interventions that target his skill deficits. Once the student continues to not show the desired level of progress in response to these targeted interventions are then referred for a comprehensive evaluation and considered for eligibility for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). To avoid having this student tested into special education, I spend many days researching strategies and intervention to assist in this child’s progress. The many challenges I faced with this student on the daily, better prepares me for the next day. Roadblocks to accomplishing change within this student are his behavior, lack of motivation and his willing to simply try. Because of his behavior, he gets written up many times and half the time it’s by other teachers, meaning he is spending more time out of the classroom, yet in some sort of suspension. This Epic Win helps me to re-focus my energies on another path and improve my game plan while seeking personal development. With the many challenges I face and will continue to face, I will become stronger and the lessons learned will make me…show more content…
I especially enjoyed his nugget that said, ‘the best become the best because they never stop learning.’ I consider myself a lifelong learner. I believe one of the best things about life is that we never have to stop learning. Every interaction I have is a chance to learn something. There are always new skills to learn and techniques for us to embrace and adopt. When you look at the most successful people in the world, they understand this. One of the best feelings in the world is teaching others what I 've learned. Not only will it affect the person I’m teaching, but I have hope that they, in turn, will teach others. Desiring to become a leader, learning need to a part of my culture. A way to start this is by teaching others what you 've learned over time. I want to become such a great teacher that my company can run itself without me