This blog is written by an experienced teacher, whose entire career has been spent teaching in Illinois. There are many reasons I chose to start writing this blog. First, to discuss the many struggles and frustrations faced by special education teachers in Illinois. Second, to offer support to teachers who are struggling to meet the demands of their students, schools, and the state. And finally, to share lessons and ideas that I’ve tried and discussed what works and doesn’t. I hope as you read my posts you can connect to the ideas and topics.