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Special Ed 101 featuring Leana Malinowsky

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

Welcome back, EduMagicians. Today I have Leana Malinowky with me sharing all about interview questions for particular education majors. We begin the episode with Leana sharing her teaching story. This episode has fantastic takeaways and interview tips for future special education teachers.

Episode takeaways
  • Focus on the strengths to build your teaching foundation

  • Notice the small things about students so you can personalize the program

  • Meet students' needs and help them become as independent as possible.

  • Focus on independence for students

  • The special education process, from identifying needs to meeting them in the classroom, focuses on what we can do as a team to support students with special needs.

  • Difference between accommodations (when, where, and how) and modifications (what).

  • Break down of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

  • IEP and 504 plan broken down

  • You know your students! Be an advocate for your students.

Resources mentioned in this episode


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