Special Ed 101 featuring Leana Malinowsky

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

  • Special education process from identification of needs to meeting their needs in the classroom focusing on what can we do as a team to support students with special needs in the classroom.

  • 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

Coteaching 101





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