The Importance Of Improving School Services

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Suggestions of ways to improve school services or experiences
After attending numerous schools and experiencing an array of school personnel, Mrs. Smith shared numerous suggestions of ways that schools can improve their services and experiences. Using Emily’s kindergarten and second grade year as a reference, Mrs. Smith talked about the importance of working with special educators who have had experience in the special education classroom. Experience can make all the difference, as they maintain a far greater set of tools to help meet student’s diverse needs. Additionally, she discussed the importance of maintaining an open line of communication between the teacher and parents. “Successful collaboration among adults in the school community
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Smith also stressed the importance and value of felling heard. Her frustration from kindergarten and second grade arose due in part to both a lack of communication and feeling of being unheard. She suggests that teachers should take the lead and initiate the communication between parents. Lastly, she emphasized the importance of seeing the child first, instead of the disability. She described her most challenging years working with the school as those when she worked closely with school personnel that viewed her daughter simply as a behavioral problem. Loving the child first and foremost goes a long way with parents and ultimately helps improve communication and educational opportunities for the student.

Reflection about personal applications I found this interview assignment to be extremely beneficial. I loved having the opportunity to talk to someone on the “other side” and hear their perspective pertaining to the IEP process. Once more, talking with Mrs. Smith allowed me to
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Every single living, breathing person on this earth has value and has been created by the God of the universe. As an image bearer, I am to emulate the character of Christ in order to present students with numerous opportunities to learn and make connections to the love of Christ. This love should not be limited based on personal preferences or biases but rather I am to love all people from all circumstances (Mark 12:31). I desire to display a loving attitude towards not only the students in my classroom, but the parents and other school personnel that I will work in close relations with. Speaking with Mrs. Smith personally pulled me out from the mindset of an educator and into the shoes of a parent with a child with exceptionalities. My heart grew for the families that work so hard to provide the best for their children, no matter their challenges. I can only scratch the surface of understanding the day to day life routine some of these families endure. I was reminded that as a follower of Christ I am to show compassion at all times. For those families that are involved, I will strive to create an encouraging environment that shows the appreciation I feel for their determination to be involved in their child’s education success. As I continue to pursue Christ and grow in my own personal walk with Him, I will thank God for the students and families that He has placed in my classroom and will rest in

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