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Confessions Of A 'Bad' Teacher

Bad Teacher

First Posted: 03/ 5/2012 9:40 am Updated: 03/ 5/2012 9:45 am

I AM a special education teacher. My students have learning disabilities ranging from autism and attention-deficit disorder to cerebral palsy and emotional disturbances. I love these kids, but they can be a handful. Almost without exception, they struggle on standardized tests, frustrate their teachers and find it hard to connect with their peers. What's more, these are high school students, so their disabilities are compounded by raging hormones and social pressure.

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