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Final Course Reflection for ED220-Intro to SpEd

Did the course meet your expectations? Why or why not?

This course definitely met my expectations. I learned about all types of learners and how to best teach EVERYONE.

Did you meet your own expectations of yourself? Why or why not?

Currently, I am very close to meeting the tangible goal of straight A's (3 out of 4, but hopefully all A's by end of semester). I do believe I learned something new everyday, in and out of the classroom.

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How did you “grow”?

I feel that I "grew" in my understanding of Special Education. IEPs vs ILPs definitely opened my eyes to being inclusive in the classroom, as well as how important it is to get to know your students.

What did you learn?

I learned to think outside the box. The ILPs definitely were tough to develop but once we took out our reservations, it became an amazing experience.

What learning experiences will you "take with you" as a future teacher?

I will take ILPs with me. Every student, diagnosis or not, deserves the extra time it takes to get to know them. Everyone learns differently and it is my job as a teacher to help everyone enjoy as much as I do.

What did you think of the course, the teacher, the students, the assignments, etc…?

I think the course is exactly what is needed. You don't lecture, you let us get a "first taste" at what its going to be like to teacher. I think the assignments were exactly what we needed to understand what it means to be a Special Education teacher (whether we are going for the title or not, we will still be one). I loved my classmates, they made it worth going to class every week (other week, that is).

What changes would you make, if any?

The only changes I would make would be a little more guidance on the ILPs and Mini Me. I think I talked about the confusion Clark and I had about what you really wanted. Obviously we figure it out (like teachers must do on a regular basis), but I think you wouldn't have had the delay you took to grade the rest of everybody's that you had had there been more guidance initially.

The same goes for Mini Me. We all figured out what we wanted to include but out-of-class discussion about the project was all about how confusing it was and how we weren't sure if we were on the right track.