Week 7: Breadcrumbs

This week I read Chapter 5: Students with Special Educational Needs. A lot of what I read was introduced to me before during the summer pre-service training for the NYCTF. Thankfully, that made the reading easier. However, the message of what the chapter is trying to teach and encourage educators to do remains a challenge. 

While most of my Special Ed students do not have learning disabilities, a couple of them do and those disabilities are coupled with a behavioral disorder. Teaching those students the content I find is truly difficult. Not only do they tend to not focus on the work and require constant redirection, but they have difficulty with retention. Our schools does not have the necessary resources required to help those students. As a first year teacher given this responsibility, I truly feel helpless sometimes. 

All-in-all, I had my students write their argumentative essay every day in class this week, and since it was the end of the marking period I took a more laissez faire approach. I did not implement any teaching strategies, but I did make sure students remained on task. This upcoming week will be more productive and we shall see what comes next.

- Jonathan

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

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