This paper is your opportunity to reflect on the law related to special education, your understanding of how these laws affect you as a teacher, and your growth in your ability to serve individuals with exceptionalities. Specifically, you will do the following:
Choose three laws related to special education. Provide a thorough explanation of each law, and include a specific example of how each of these laws affects the general classroom teacher.
Describe your philosophy of special education. Based on what you have learned:
What do you believe are the most important considerations for general classroom teachers when working with students with exceptionalities?
What do you want your classroom environment to “look like” with regard to exceptionalities?
Analyze the impact this class has had on your ability to work with individuals with exceptionalities, including your comfort level, fears and/or concerns, and personal goals.