A network to share best practices for children with special needs
Just like many other professions-there comes a day really to celebrate your job- teaching. While it is really nice, this day is to celebrate those of us that serve students and individuals with disabilities and special needs. However our day is a day of recognition, that actually we get all year -let me explain.
I say to myself and sometimes out loud, “People just don’t know what they’re missing!”. Usually I get a puzzled look back. Why would you want to be a special education teacher? I always grimace when they tell me it takes a special person. I am no different than any other teacher-this is just who I have chosen to teach. No different than a Biology teacher or US History teacher chooses her subject area. But what makes me special is that I get to witness miracles all year round. Sometimes they come hard, but they happen all the same. So it’s nice to have one day to celebrate special education teachers and it is truly much appreciated. However, personally I celebrate the lives that I touch and the lives that touch me 24/7, all year long. People just don’t know what they’re missing.