I have noticed that there are classrooms where they put the kids that would disrupt a regular education classroom.
These students get put together in the same classroom where they disrupt each other's education.
They also get put in classrooms with the student's with the most profound learning disabilities.
They don't get the support that they need to be successful.
This disruptive behavior affects the educators in the classroom as well.
There is a very high turnover rate in special education classrooms because of this.
The special education classrooms I work in has had five people leave the program in two years.
When there is a new certified teacher they send a mentor to help them learn how to do their jobs.
The same courtesy is not extended to paraeducators.
The mentors who work with the certified teachers are not helpful. They come in when there are no students, insist on us doing things a certain way without ever asking the paraprofessionals anything and barely listenning to the teachers they are mentoring.
I have been told that paraprofessionals have to talk to every student with the same words
Some students need two words.
Some needed to be taken by the hand to their seats and given work or a puzzle.
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Greg Spence Wolf