Special Education Interview Essay

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When I was drawing up questions to interview with I didn’t know what to ask as far as questions go. I interviewed Mrs. Alicia Martin and she is a Special Education Teacher at Crestwood High School in Cresco, Iowa. I found questions to ask that would to me into the right direction. I was hoping to get a special education teacher more than a student aid because I felt that a special education teacher would have more to offer when it comes to different factors dealing with IEC and would also have their hands more involved in the students learning. I also wanted to know about how students with special needs still get the same amount of physical education as the rest of the student body. I wanted to about the relationship with the student and teacher …show more content…
Martin twelve questions in the interview; the first question being if she was a special education teacher or a student aid. I learned that there is a difference between special education teacher and a student aid. A special education teacher works with a whole class of students with disabilities and a student aid is someone who does more one on one with a student. This is more common with students that have a physical disability. The second question involved teaching students with cognitive disabilities and if the lessons were repetitive. I that is would would’ve been a yes, because I thought that students with cognitive disabilities would need more repetitive lessons vs. your general population student. She also went on to explain that her lessons are this way so the students can learn about the same subjects and be on the same level as the rest of their peers. By doing this students with special needs have a chance to work to his/her full potential. Another topic I discussed with Mrs. Martin are the types of activities had she does to get all of her students to participate. She said that she uses more hands on activities, as well as real life scenarios to get the students to care about what she is teaching since some of her students have problems paying attention in class. This is a good teaching technique because it not only teaches the students about the lesson but can also help them later in life when they have to deal with certain

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