Bwis53 wrote:As a special ed teacher, what do you think these kids need most? (Besides a stable home life.)
While I worked with at risk kids, it wasn't under my special ed license (which I let lapse years ago), but rather my regular ed licenses. It's hard to say what my students needed most, as it varies with the individual and their specific educational and behavorial strengths and deficits. I found that small class sizes with teachers who know them well is important. I taught it such a program for many years. For older kids, a curriculum that combines both classroom instruction with work-study often keeps them motivated. But as I said, different students thrive in different environments.