When special and general ed teachers collaborate, everyone benefits


The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been met with anxiety from administrators and educators at every level, because, like any major change, it can seem scary and overwhelming. General education teachers have had to learn and apply new instructional strategies to address the new standards and the vision that the standards embody, particularly universal design for learning. Special education teachers have been required for the first time to become pseudo subject-area experts to help struggling students and those with learning disabilities meet the standards.

This can be a stressful time...

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About the Author:

Christine Fax-Huckaby is a Special Education Academic Support Teacher (SEAST) in the Sweetwater Union High School District in California.