I LOVE LOVE LOVE when I can find new teacher bloggers, especially when they are special education teachers and have been teaching for less than 5 years. I enjoy it because they are in the same boat I'm in. We are new to the teaching world and may also be new to the blogging world, but we are all researching, learning and networking with other teachers and educators who love to share their experiences, tips and advice. Today I'm linking up with Jamie from Tales of a Carolina Girl. She has created a Special Educator Bloghop! So jump on over to her blog, grab this button and link up!
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- Name: Michelle
- Job Title: Specialized Support Teacher (students with moderate to severe disabilities and multiple disabilities)
- Grade: Middle School (6th-8th)
- How Long I've Been Teaching: This will be my 2nd year as a special education teacher, also my 2nd year teaching.
- Advice: Since I just finished my first year of teaching, there are a million things I can tell new special education teachers. In a nutshell: network with other teachers (via your campus/district or the internet/blogging), be prepared to make mistakes (don't be afraid to learn from them), this job is hard and exhausting...but the joys and accomplishments outweigh the hard work!
If you want to read all of my advice and tips for 1st year teachers, you can follow my summer series: ABCs of a first year teacher!
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