“Creating a Welcoming Exceptional Education Classroom” -An article by ESS substitute Susan Engelhart

Before becoming a substitute teacher in special education classrooms for ESS, Susan Engelhart was a special education teacher for more than 30 years. While teaching students with cognitive disabilities can be a fulfilling duty, it can be difficult to navigate the challenges.

In her article Creating a welcoming exceptional education classroomSusan uses her expertise in exceptional education to help teachers like herself improve the classroom experience for their students. She provides five simple, effective strategies that teachers can use to help students with disabilities feel respected, supported and engaged.

“During a long career teaching students with cognitive disabilities, I learned how fulfilling it is when a teacher and a student begin to truly understand each other. That understanding can grow into a relationship marked by trust, acceptance and improved education outcomes.”

-Susan Engelhart

ESS highly recommends the article Creating a welcoming exceptional education classroom as an excellent resource for our employees. Because it is common to find students with special needs in general education classrooms, the ability to work with these students is a valuable competency for any substitute teacher.

Thank you to Susan Engelhart for your dedication to improving exceptional education. We are fortunate to have you as a part of the ESS team!

You can also check out our other blogs: What Special Education Substitute Teachers Do: Reasons to Hire A Well-Trained Substitute and Implementing a Successful Special Education Substitute Lesson Plan