paraprofessionals who assist with instructional tasks do not receive the
training that they need so that they can be successful at these tasks.” (Keller,
Bucholz, Brady, 2007).
this was one of the biggest issues during my student teaching experience that I
decided would not be an issue when I actually started teaching. Ironically, I
understand it too well because I started out as an educational assistant and,
at times, was a substitute in the special education classroom. Trust me when I
say that, given what I now know about students with disabilities, I was worse
than clueless then.