In module, we completed a cooperative activity where we were tasked with getting an egg out of a block of ice without breaking the egg. It was fun to reflect on the strategies of the different groups, from the risk-takers to the slow and steady method.
GOAL 7) The development of the ability to create a caring, cohesive community of learners that celebrates and appreciates the spirit of inquiry.
In module, we started a “Know, Wonder, Learned” chart as a jumping off point for our Special Education inquiry projects. Our biggest takeaway seemed to be that special education is COMPLICATED. There are so many factors at play when designing a program for a student with learning disabilities.
From our chart, it seems we most wanted to know how we, as general education teachers, could help our students that required the extra assistance but possibly weren’t receiving it; additionally, we wondered about the long-lasting affects of Sp. Ed labels and modified programs.
My topic I decided on for my own inquiry was: “How do different service delivery models (inclusive vs. pull out) affect students and the assistance they receive?”