Food for thought.
I see my students 45 minutes/ week, which averages out to be about 30 hours of contact time for the WHOLE YEAR.
Classroom teachers see the students approximately 7 hrs/ week, which averages out to be about 30 hours of contact time for ONE WEEK.
Point here: I see my students in ONE YEAR in the same amount of time the classroom teachers see the students in ONE WEEK.
What is wrong with this picture?