By Michelle Zavaleta and Jennifer Keiser
One of the hardest aspects of being a special education teacher is the uncertainty. We sometimes don’t know exactly what our students need from us, or the best ways for us to accommodate those needs. Perhaps we don’t know that our students can’t hear us during a lesson, or we don’t know that they’re still struggling to understand a previous lesson. While we do our best to address these challenges before they come up, our job is to leave no stone unturned.