This Special Ed Teacher’s Real-World Lessons will Inspire You | Class Act



Sadie Guthrie, a special education teacher at Lawton Alternative School in San Francisco, uses a mobile coffee cart to teach her students real world skills and an entire school about compassion.

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32 thoughts on “This Special Ed Teacher’s Real-World Lessons will Inspire You | Class Act

  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    The first thing every kid with a disabilty ( of any sort ) is a human being not a disability. They can achieve things it dose not matter how big as long as they are allowed to own the achievement.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I do fully understand that there are students who are either cognitively &/or physically challenged which is why a program like this would possibly be best suited for them, but respectfully,….when these students graduate from elementary schools & high schools within the same program, don't you think they are getting less education within that program? If you think about this, the kind of education which they may need within today's world,..the kind of education which is advanced beyond basic, don't you think those students would need that kind of education? After all, they do have that right. I do fully understand with your education degree, you are qualified to think on your own as to develop some kind of learning style, so you can successfully teach those kids the education they need & hope they do fully understand it. Teaching those kinds the basic kind of education is fine to a degree, but the basic education will only cover you of the very minimum of what you need to know to hold down a typical job & I'm sure that's it.

    The advanced type of education is also what the students do need & they have the right to learn about it. There are plenty of teachers who would say something along the lines of,"You can't learn this because it's too hard for you". My first thoughts on that is,"Well how would you know? You're a teacher, not a cognitive psychologist. Just because I have a learning disability, that doesn't mean my ability to learn is disabled & I can't learn new education at all. Yes I'm a slow learner,…but that doesn't mean I can't learn at all. How about you teach me this, and I'll show you that I can learn & understand this. I may even surprise you".

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I am in speacail ed classes too! ( only for Reading, Writing, And Math) And im going into 8th grade!!

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I am in speacail ed classes too! ( only for Reading, Writing, And Math) And im going into 8th grade!!

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    this is what im going to school for and im sitting at my computer crying bc i am so excited to be able to do what you are doing!

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    28 people who disliked this video have no life and are heartless. i am really interested in this fulfilling profession. However, I hear a lot of bullshit stories that it is hard and many teachers leave the profession in a couple of years. I just cant think of anything else to do! This video inspires me.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    Special education doesn't work. It's a system that's design to make kids feel dumb and makes them fail in life. Every friend I had that ended special education classes is literally homeless or a drug addict now. It's sad. To any parent that is reading this. These teachers do not care about education. Most of them are only there because they think teaching retards is easier than normal classes. They're in it for the money not educating.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    Thank You for the awesome real life idea that I'm excited to put to use when I start this fall in Teaching Special Education!! #CoffeeCart

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    i cry like a baby. i have an aunt who has down syndrome and she is as happy as a seven year old, always talking that she has a new purse and a new comb. we say people like my aunt are disabled–yes we're right, they are disabled from doing evil things, they are incapable of doing evil things and speak hurtful words. truly, we are the true disable people.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I was in special education for 1 year. When I realized "What education!?" It was pointless in there to try and catch up. I then decided to get a paper route to pay for the tutor and realized the class was for mentally retarded children. I was in need of special education as in a leg up not lied to and locked in a rubber room. Consequently I finally learned to read in 3rd grade better than any teacher I had.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    It's sad how all special education teachers I have ever seen look as if they belong in the class as a student.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I don't think that special ed should exist. It's just horrible, it doesn't help anybody and it wastes the taxpayer's money. Only regular ed should exist. The general public thinks that special ed kids don't count.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    This is an awesome idea! 🙂 (Great learning for the students, teachers and the community). And let's face it, teachers <3 coffee! (Need coffee).

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I was diagnosed falsely and took three years to get out after mom lied to high school and me. she told me it was basically Avid a tutoring class which does HW so I went with it when in reality it was IEP I went to 15 different psychologist who diagnosed me as normal. one ADHD after mom for days lied to him saying I jump around house but sadly no one believes student. at age 17 I left house to live somewhere else. my grades were bad with mom not cause if any freaking disability just neglect,verbal abusive and unsafe environment plus that class is designed to make you fail by training you to do HW at school instead of any at Home or else you fail. They have IEP to see if you need it. I read the statements of my mom's lies I'm strict Christian and she called my praying talking to myself like wtf, accused me of hanging upside down crosses,late everyday cause playing in restroom wtf. in reality she was a born liar who believed she could get disability tag to make it easier to park and more welfare she had child care but sure never used it on me literally had holes in my clothes and she made me late never taking me to school on time to make me look retarded. I didn't want to want cause creepy people would stalk me and try to kidnap me in car plus area I had to walk was dangerous. When I moved with someone else to new school found out she secretly put me back in after psychologist forced school to remove me saying I'm not IEP then I got removed again but was humiliated. Now without IEP since I'm not and was never that my grades are literally straight A's and B's and with reliable transportation get to school early at 6:00 am every day.
    I even wrote a book which will be published soon but you may rear it on Wattpad
    "My Life At Modesto High

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    Special Educators rock. I was in Special Education and I now have a B. A. In Hotel Management and that is thanks to the Special Educators in my elementary and high school.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I'm in a special class because I'm autistic and because when I was younger before I started elementary school I had really BAD behavioral problems and I wouldn't really listen to the teachers I would just run all over the place and it's very hard for them to get my attention.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I was in special education for Borderline/Mild General Learning Disability (Also know as borderline/mild mental retardation as a child. I actually refer to using GLD in the place of intellectual disability or mental retardation because it is least offensive, inappropriate, or unsuitable for my circumstances.Mental retardation is a outdated, offensive, unacceptable labeling reference to certain people. In the past it was used in negative manner which lead some to believe the reference to be offence as well as inaccurate. MR is a unfavourable labeling and teachers need to respect that some people disapprove of the old terms once used.). I take Ritalin and Zoloft to treat my bipolar depression, PTSD, social anxiety, including ADD/ADHD. People would dare not to use MR as the labeling or elae: It might spell curiosity that killed the cat for using offensive terms. With all respects use the updated term.

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