Entries by Special Edu Careers Staff

Find Your Fit: Top Five Special Education Specialties

For compassionate and skilled educators, becoming a special education teacher is just one option. As classrooms have changed to reflect the needs of special education students, so too have the career options available. Check out the infographic below, which highlights the Top 5 Special Education Jobs. Recreational Therapist Job description: Use arts, drama, music, dance, […]

The 21st Century Classroom Part 2

With increasing numbers of K-12 students in special education programs, the need for new, advanced assistive technology in the special education classroom is vital. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of disabled students in the public school system is between 6 and 7 million. These students can benefit from technology in […]

The Art of Special Education Administration

Looking for career advancement? Becoming a special education administrator is one way of taking your career to the next level. Characteristics of an Effective Administrator There are some general qualifications employers look for when seeking someone in administration. Some of these qualities are: Overseers. An administrative role requires strong managerial skills. Special education administrators oversee […]

Student Comprehension: Creative Ways to Assess What Your Students Really Learn

We all communicate and process information differently. Incorporating only one assessment style is counterintuitive to measuring the accuracy of what a student comprehends. Inspired by the McDonald’s Dollar Menu design, consider incorporating predesigned platforms that allow the student to choose from a menu of assessment options, thereby not overtaxing the educator with hours of extra […]

Creating a Positive Experience for Volunteers

Enlisting volunteers in the classroom comes with multifaceted benefits. Research shows volunteers increase the connection between home and school, ease the teacher’s load, help children achieve more, and improve community-school relations.  Here are basic guidelines that elevate the experience for volunteers, teacher, and students:  Finding Help First and foremost, evaluate whom to seek help from […]

The 21st Century Classroom

Technology in the Classroom With technology becoming an integral part of our world, it can be valuable to teachers and students alike. The ultimate goal of schools, from elementary to higher education, is to produce lifelong learners and successful students who are prepared for the workplace. Technology can help educators meet that goal in a […]

Gaming in the Classroom

As technology becomes a more integral part of the classroom, teachers are finding gaming to be a fun way of improving student achievement. According to Forbes, gaming has been shown to increase metacognitive skills. Metacognition is basically being aware of your thinking. Many games created for the classroom have metacognitive skills built into them. As […]

Tennis Ball Chair Improves Sensory Regulation

The tennis ball chair, just one of many support aids and strategies, improves student’s alertness and sensory regulation. Support Aid Spotlight: Tennis Ball Chair Finding new and unique ways to engage children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, etc. can be a challenge. But with a little creativity, research, and patience, educators and parents […]