Thursday, September 4, 2008
Staying Currrent on the Law
How Important is Staying Current on Sp Ed Law? When I mention the name of this blog to people, they sometimes give me that look of impending boredom. "You blog about what?"I have been arguing the importance of special education law for years, but I found a more articulate statement of the case.
Here is a link to an article about a special education teacher with 36 years of experience. http://www.timesleader.com/news/special/Special_ed_teacher_has_seen_changes_08-24-2008.htmlIn discussing her longevity as a special education teacher she concisely and compellingly highlighted the importance of understanding the changes in the law. Here's a quote:
"The trick, she believes, is to get solid training and to keep up-to-date with the law, then implement the training with patience and respect.“ 'To attain a good working relationship, there has to be mutual respect, and you have to try to do that over the years, respect the students and the families and the situations they come from. I’ve always tried to remember that, whether working one-on-one, or in a large classroom.' ”