Faith is what special needs teachers are made of

29 Dec

It is usually a very special journey that leads teachers into the world of Special education. Usually a student, or student(s) have touched our hearts in some way. I would be as bold as to say, it is rare for teachers to start their teaching career in Special Education. For those that did, they are very VERY special teachers. 

Faith that we can change lives. 

A teacher chooses the profession not for wealth, or kudos, it is usually because of their faith. Faith in the fact that they can get the best from each and every one of their students. 

Sometimes teachers struggle to remain motivated by that faith, as governments try and put barriers in their way, whether that be paperwork, pay freezes, school restructuring or a whole host of other reasons. 

What we must always remember is why we chose to be teachers. 

We have faith that we can change the lives of our students, for ever. 

Faith that we can stand up for their rights

Special needs teachers have an even more important role though. It is our job to also stand up for the rights of the students that we teach, to ensure that they not only achieve their full potential, but also get a fair chance at a fulfilling life that is as independent as is possible. 

Teachers can change the world

We as teachers need to focus on our faith: the faith that we know our children, know the best way for them to learn, know the best way to support their families, and know the best way to ensure that the youth of today makes the best ever workforce of tomorrow. 

Romans 12:7 “If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.” 

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6 Responses to “Faith is what special needs teachers are made of”

  1. Karen December 29, 2012 at 15:42 #

    Thank you. My beautifully gifted son will graduated from college this year in Environmental Policy thanks to the faith of many special education teachers, coordinators and his incredible speech therapist! We had to fight every year to keep him in the program! Our son has many wonderful mentors.

    Great post!

    • Be1ngSpec1al (@Be1ngSpec1al) December 29, 2012 at 16:45 #

      Karen, thank you for the lovely comment. Far too many times I hear and see parents have the same experience as you, fighting for the rights of their children, just because they have slightly different learning needs to the masses. It makes me so cross that it keeps on happening. I am glad that I can play a tiny part in trying to help families and children reach their potential and gain a fulfilling life.

      Congratulations to your son! You must be incredibly proud. 🙂

  2. cftc10 December 29, 2012 at 20:29 #

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  3. aureliaraylene December 31, 2012 at 21:31 #

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  4. seeker January 1, 2013 at 03:23 #

    I have faith in teachers since I spent most of my waking moments at school when I was younger. I always quoted my teachers when I go home to my family. Thank you to all teachers. May you carry on with that faith in your heart not just this new year but all the years to come. God Bless you and your loved ones, special need students as well.

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