Every Tuesday (and many Thursdays), I work as a "floater" in one of my schools. My purpose is to cover for classroom teachers while they're in IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings. In this school, the special education, or SPED as its commonly called, students are all one one team per grade level. While this isn't the most inclusive method, it is often necessary because there are only so many teaching assistants (and funds) to go around.
About five minutes into class, though, the classroom teacher returned early from her meeting. She walked in with a big smile on her face, ready to greet her students. What she received, though, was a chorus of boos from a very disappointed class. We looked at each other completely speechless.
I have to say... It's good to be a celebrity! :)