Remember Theresa? She wrote for Reality 101 in 2011–12. She was in her third year as a special education teacher in the Chicago area, working with third- and fourth-grade students with a vareity of disabilities in a resource classroom setting. Reality 101 is circling back with her for a Reality Check to get her perspective and sage advice for new teachers.
Oh, what a difference a year makes! It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I was sharing my classroom, struggles and successes with Reality 101. During my last blog, I shared that I would be leaving my beloved 4th grade for another grade level, and I could not have predicted what a change was in store for me.