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Topic 1 Discussion Question 1 Looking back on my own journey in the field of special education, I’ve always come across individuals pointing out that this isn’t merely a person’s career, but rather a calling that one is destined to pursue. I recognize this quality in the passionate way in which you speak of your own experience with this population of students. I believe we are embarking on an era in which the need for special education teachers is in such high demand, but more so is the need for those dream chasers looking to see the world through the eyes of our students. Becoming a scholar in this field is not solely looking to reach short-term goals. It is about asking ourselves, what are we doing to give our students the best futures possible so that they have a fighting chance at some sense of independence as adults? References Karatu, E. N. (2015, November 12). Passion Required to Teach Children with Special Needs. The National. Retrieved January 15, 2018, from - required-to-teach-children-with-special-needs/ Good afternoon Professor Kimber, I have both read and watched the video content. Thank you for opening up a forum in which you've provided your expectations and standards on the appropriate protocol for addressing you in reference to any concerns or question that we as students may have. It is exceptionally unprofessional that students would address a professor with such disrespect and lack of grammatical awareness. I will personally, from this moment forward, verify that all questions or concerns be brought to your attention in a respectful and professional manner. Kindest Regards, Jacqueline Arechiga I find it rather insightful that you would present your argument as God providing us with choices and expecting us as individuals to use in good faith his guidance to make the decisions in life that will make us successful and moral beings. Too often, it is forgotten that such situations are a
test that he presents us with to demonstrate to him our capacity of overcoming the obstacles and challenges found within our daily lives. In Steven's case, this one choice alone shows a domino effect in all parameters of his life that could have unfortunately being avoided had he used his resources provided by the university. As a reference to your personal case, we must all be problem solvers in our academic, personal, and professional lives. We may all come across points in our lives when the pressures of individual aspects in our lives intertwine and it us is up to use to carefully analyze the best resolution possible. There are many tempting and easy outlets such as plagiarism to partake in, but it is ultimately within ourselves to make the right choices even if it means doing something as simple as asking for help. It is simply amazing the things people can achieve with such a humbling action.

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