That odd-ball kid, the one who lives in their own dreamworld, dresses like a Hobby Lobby explosion, and just makes you a bit uncomfortable with their odd quirks or bizarre comments that seem to have nothing to do with what you are teaching? The one who you think disrupts your class on purpose just forContinue reading “Before You Insult That Quirky Kid in Your Class …”
“The IEP allows assignments to be emailed. This wasn’t an assignment but a classroom expectation.” This, according to my son, was the actual explanation provided to him as the reason his teacher refused to accept an assignment by email. This, in spite of his IEP which clearly stipulates that he is allowed to turn inContinue reading “Tilting at IEP Windmills”
Here’s a thought: It is not our job to make our kids likable by conforming to others’ expectations but to help them blossom within their own uniqueness. Think about that. Do you realize how liberating that is – how much guilt it removes when you’re able to do what your gut is saying is rightContinue reading “Why We Should Stop Worrying if Other People Like Our Kids”
…his teacher felt compelled to immediately share his response with me – and continued to share his response with each class she taught that day as an example of what to never write in an essay.