Kathy in Kalamazoo,
No, you're not a bad person! I too would not have patience to work with
the Special Needs students above and beyond the call of duty. It's difficult
enough having a class of 30 students with a large percent of special needs
and no aids to help. I know, this happens quite a bit. Can't imagine
combining my Art Club as your Special Needs teacher ended up doing. So,
don't feel bad. You're not alone.
P.S. Ever had an aid that disrupted your class much more than the kids ever
could? I have and it makes for an awkward position. I even had one that
went around and "helped" all the kids and told them things to do that were
totally wrong. She even approved sketches for students to move ahead to the
next step!!! I was not a happy camper.
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