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Teaching EC Students: An Extraordinary Experience with Extraordinary Kids

I have been a teacher for more than a decade. I have encountered various types of learners across time and place. I learned how noble teaching is as I saw my students achieve high expectations in their respective fields. I thought teaching was just about counting rewards and achievements. This perspective turned upside down as I shifted to special education teaching.
Back in my country, I was immersed in special education experience. While teaching in a general education curriculum, I had a couple of students who were undiagnosed but were part of the regular education classroom. One of them was dyslexic and the other had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As I become an active volunteer in a non-government organization that supports families of children with special needs, I began to realize how my students earned all the great disadvantages in a community that does not recognize their call for extraordinary help. This internal struggle has prompted me to engage in a challengi…
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