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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
How do you get into this? After doing a placement with special needs children I have found I really enjoy it and it could be the job for me. What do you need a degree in and where do you go from there? If you know anyone who teaches at a special school can you ask them?

Thanks

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lol thanks but I was thinking of being a normal school teacher for special needs children rather than dance instructor. Anyway I think I've got all the information I need now. Still, would be nice to have the input of a special needs teacher.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ooops sorry! Didnt realise it was about dance!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    try teaching as an outdoor instructor u can do alot of things with special needs in it.

    i think www.acornadventure.com work with them but there are other places that do exclusively
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've no info on this!

    But just think its a nice thing to want to do and Best of luck!:)

    What makes you want to do this if you dont mine me asking?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Docter Lurve
    I've no info on this!

    But just think its a nice thing to want to do and Best of luck!:)

    What makes you want to do this if you dont mine me asking?
    I don't think it is any nicer than wanting to be a "normal" school teacher. I don't think we should emphasise the "difference".
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BumbleBee

    I don't think it is any nicer than wanting to be a "normal" school difference. I don't think we should emphasise the "difference".

    True- but why not teach kids without them then?
    Or try teach both- I was just wondering is their any reason she would prefer to teach them?

    Im not trying to be in any way prejudice or against people with learning disabilities etc:

    We are more alike my friends than we are un alike
    We are more alike my friends than we are un alike
    We are more alike my friends than we are un alike
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Docter Lurve
    I've no info on this!

    But just think its a nice thing to want to do and Best of luck!:)

    What makes you want to do this if you dont mine me asking?

    Thank you :)

    I want to do this because I am on such a brilliant placement at a special needs school. I get so much back from them, it feels like the hard work is worth it. Being a mainstream pupil all my life, I've noticed that you don't get as much back. You just get lip. My mum's worked with normal pupils and she said you get zilch respect.

    Anyway, it's just something i'm drawn to I guess :)
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