Industry News in Special Education

Special education is constantly evolving. As a teacher or professional, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest industry news and trending topics in the field. Explore this page to discover industry news, informative articles, and helpful resources.

Special Education Teacher Shortage

The Special Education Teacher Shortage

Did you know there is a teacher shortage in the field of special education? Read on to learn what you need to know about this shortage.

Understanding CEC's High-Leverage Practices and Practice-Based Teacher Education

Understanding CEC’s High-Leverage Practices and Practice-Based Teacher Education

What are the high level practices that should be mastered by newly-minted special education teachers? Read on to find out.

Creative Ways to Assess What Your Students Really Learn

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

We 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 over taxing the educator with hours of extra […]

Special Education Roles Beyond the Classroom

Special Education Roles Beyond the Classroom

Teaching is a profession that is both rewarding and challenging – particularly true for special education teachers. Working with students who need additional support can be satisfying yet emotionally draining, which likely contributes to the high turnover rate. Some sources estimate a 75 percent turnover rate for special ed teachers every 10 years, with 50 percent leaving their […]

The 3 Most Common Classroom Management Mistakes

The 3 Most Common Classroom Management Mistakes

For those new to teaching, there are 3 common classroom management mistakes frequently made related to classroom management. Hear from a real teacher here!