Pretty easy, overall.
It is important that all future educators are aware of and knowledgable in the area of Special Education and Dr. M did an incredible job of not only teaching us about Special Education, but about how to be a good teacher in general. The class was extremely interesting and extremely educational. I learned so, so much in this class and I will be sure to carry everything that I learned into my future classroom.
I learned about everything from not using bells to get students' attention, to how students with autism process information. I learned about the varying degrees of visual impairments and how every emotional behavioral disorder is different and affects students differently. I learned too many things to try to list them all, but I will take everything that I learned and be sure to keep it on my mind when I am a teacher.
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Dr. M is a very practical teacher. She requires that you write a notecard per chapter to make sure you have done the reading, and a few papers. We took one test the entire semester and we were allowed to take the test with other people and have our notes with us and use the internet. Dr. M is much more concerned about students knowing where to find information than she is about memorizing an entire book's worth of information.