Reality 101 is CEC's blog written for new special and gifted education teachers, by new special and gifted education teachers.

Reality 101 bloggers are CEC members--who have been selected to share their experiences with the special and gifted education community for an entire school year. There will be successes and challenges, ups and downs . . . but no matter what, their stories will showcase just how rewarding a career in special education can be.

We encourage readers, both new and veteran educators, to get to know them, offer advice and share their own stories through the blog. Be sure to subscribe by e-mail or RSS feed, so you don't miss a single post! (See the upper-left corner of the blog.)

Are you a teacher educator? Consider using Reality 101 as a course supplement for your introductory special education classes.

Reality 101: CEC's blog for new special education teachers
Some tips for new special educators
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400 While we're waiting for our new bloggers to be selected, here are some tips for new special education teachers from our friends over at the Special Education Guide. They have a great blog, with lots of helpful information for parents...
Thanks for your applications!
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:03:44 -0400 We've received another excellent round of applications from some very talented new special educators who want to be Reality 101 bloggers, making our selection process even harder than usual. We're looking forward to another great year here on the blog...
Lisa: Moving fast in slow motion
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:11:46 -0400 The end of the year for a teacher is experienced as a unique combination of fast-forward and slow motion. The last few weeks of school are always riddled with end-of-the-year activities that are meant to culminate a school year and...
Rob: Modeling collaboration
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:04:00 -0400 If I had to choose one thing I learned this year that I would like to incorporate more thoroughly in my classroom practice, it would definitely be the importance of collaboration. This is necessary both inside and outside of the...
Ann-Bailey: I am a special education teacher
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:44:00 -0400 While being home on maternity leave I have been contemplating becoming a stay-at-home mom. It is hard to spend my days cuddling my baby, doing art projects with my 2-year-old and then remember that I have to go back to...