A teacher must understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to students with diverse backgrounds and exceptionalities.
I work with students with special needs. I have also had the opportunity to work with English Language Learners this summer. Both populations have specific needs that should be addressed as a teacher.
Children with special needs can learn. They learn differently. They may learn at a different pace. But they can learn. These students need adaptions to lessons. For a student with dyslexia, audiobooks might be helpful along with written text for better understanding. Students with hearing impairments may need a teacher to have a microphone or an interpreter. A child with autism may need a picture schedule and sensory breaks.
Children who are English language learners need to have their culture, language and traditions recognized. I have learned this summer these students have challenges with vocabulary understanding and pronunciation.