Special education teachers work on a completely different timeline than other educators.
"Teachers in mainstream classrooms don't always have that extra time to stay on a particular topic. They have to get through the curriculum by a certain time and if your students don't get it, they have to move on to something new. This creates a domino effect which creates large gaps in students learning. A special education teacher can spend extra time on a particular topic, for example, fractions, or how to organize a paragraph. Spelling does not count, and you can use a variety of tools to help your students succeed. They have extra time on tests and projects. I know what it is like to sit in a class and not understand. I didn't want others kids to feel that way." — LG