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
Back-to-School Leadership Conference
FinnFest Education Forum
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) present the 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference, August 5-6. Bring your team! NOTE: The Back-to-School Leadership Conference has been designed to be compatible with the agenda for the FinnFest Education Forum scheduled on August 6-7. At FinnFest, participants are invited to join the discussion with education experts from Finland and the U.S. and create an action plan to address the needs of the next generation. Register for 2014 Leadership Conference.