Entries by Special Edu Careers Staff

Parent Teacher Communication Ideas

We always hear how important parent teacher communication is, and it is true.  Most parents want to be involved in their child’s education.  They want to know what is happening in the classroom, how their child is progressing in the curriculum and with the standards, how their child is getting along with others in the […]

Meet a Teacher: Working With Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10–15 percent of children globally. Disorders include attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), autism, bipolar, anxiety and oppositional-defiant. Children experiencing behavioral disorders (BD) and emotional disorders (ED) often struggle with maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships and learning in a mainstream classroom setting. Special education jobs that include working with BD/ED students present unique challenges. We interviewed Katrina […]

Inclusion vs. Self-Contained Education

In 2014, 2.4 million American public school students were diagnosed with a learning disability, according to the U.S. Department of Education. This number accounts for five percent of our nation’s public school population. Many of these students also have a secondary disability. Special education teachers work tirelessly addressing these students’ needs. There is no “one […]

Inclusion Strategies for Special Education Teachers

Inclusion programs are a hot topic in special education these days. These programs allow students with special needs to learn in classrooms alongside mainstream students. Research from the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) reports that inclusive programming helps students with disabilities become more successful both socially and academically.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 6.5 million […]

Choosing the Best Homeschool Model for Your Child

As homeschooling has increased in popularity, various styles of homeschooling have emerged. Seven approaches, among many, stand out as the common choices for homeschool families. School-at-Home School-at-home is basically what the title suggests – setting up a typical school schedule but doing it at home. The day is structured into blocks of time for subject […]

5 Jobs in Early Childhood Special Education

A career in special education can be both fulfilling and inspiring. Focusing on roles within early childhood special education can be particularly gratifying, as they provide an opportunity to play a pivotal part in a child’s growth and support at a critical time in their development.  While working as a special education teacher may be the first option that […]

Dealing with Bullying: A Teacher Perspective

As upsetting as being bullied can be for any child, the impact can be even worse for those who require special education. Bullies pick their targets based on perceived physical, mental or emotional differences, resulting in special education students often being popular targets. According to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention, children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to […]

Behavior Interventions For Aggressive Students

Education in the United States is a right provided to every child. A problem arises when children display aggressive behaviors and can be a danger to themselves or others. How should school systems and teachers handle aggressive behavior? Safety is of the utmost importance, and behavior should not be allowed to distract from the education […]

6 Influencers Working in Special Education

Successful special education careers don’t all look identical. In the field of special education, there are a number of individuals currently working who have had a huge impact on children, families and teachers across the globe. They use their special education degrees to spread knowledge: by speaking, writing books, blogging and sharing their expertise on social media, beyond their […]