These videos feature dedicated, enthusiastic Minnesota special education teachers talking about their classrooms, their careers and their lives. They offer helpful information and tips for others who may be thinking about becoming special education teachers. Take a few minutes to learn more about special education in Minnesota from these outstanding teachers.
Andrew Haugen, part 1
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; success story
Andrew Haugen, part 2
Advice for prospective teachers; nature of the work; teamwork; what special education teachers need
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; rural Minnesota; unique students; rewards
Why I became a special education teacher; other professionals; success story; advice and recommendation
Why I became a special education teacher; every day is different; success story; why I come to work; advice and recommendation
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.