This week’s compelling question proposed by my teacher is what is worth teaching. Schools are now very focused on text books, standardized testing, district mapping, and standards that this has now been the main focus in curriculum. As a teacher there are things we are expected to teach to provide our students with the required information that is given in the TEKS and to help them do their best on state required standardized test. However, we are not limited to just teaching just that information and we are not limited to one teaching style. As teachers we are responsible for teaching our students important information to help them succeed in life and to help them gain information on different topics to help them discover their interests. To do this we need to go beyond the minimum requirements when teaching. We also need to make sure we present the information in away that is interactive and interesting to the students because then everything can be worth learning for them. I am studying to be a special education teacher so I feel as if there is a lot of things that are worth teaching my future students that are not included in the TEKS or on the STAAR test. I think with using the right resources there are many ways to incorporates any of these things into lessons so that they can be beneficial to my students in more than one way. One thing I feel is very important for individuals with disabilities to learn is how to apply all their skills learn in school to real life. Such as math for grocery shopping, ordering food, paying bills and other things. Also learning to use public transportation. All these thing can be incorporated into other lessons and used as field trips.