Posts Tagged ‘school’
Why Every Child Should Go Camping At Least Once (But Preferably All the Time)
Sometimes, I worry that today’s kids are overly connected– staring at their phones, requiring constant entertainment, especially in the city. When I ask my students what they did during the weekend, their answers usually include the words “Netflix” and “Snapchat” more often than “biking” or “play.” Last week, I took my students (city kids growing…Read More
How Max Braverman Won Student Body President
“Some people may say having Asperger’s is bad, but I think it’s my best quality.” At KIT, we’ve written before about Parenthood, the show that taught us all about the stresses and joys of having a child with Asperger’s (among other stories within the show). I, myself, had never seen the show before, and I…Read More
And Another School Year Begins…
Tomorrow marks the start of the next school year– my second year of teaching. Though I would not want to repeat my first year, I am a bit envious of my one-year-ago self. She was about to embark on the most inspiring an powerful journey, during which she would meet students and families who would…Read More
When Our School District Said No Inclusion, We Moved.
He refused clothes, except a pair of striped socks, and was non-verbal at 3 years old, when we first entered the school system. Barking, like our family dog, was his form of communication, as he hid under the nearest table. Needless to say, our school district intake meeting did not go well. My son refused…Read More
Empowering Through the Growth Mindset
Standardized tests can be really hard on kids’ self esteem. They send the message that a child’s worth is defined by a number. A few months ago, my school administered middle-of-year testing. Once the results came in, I had a conversation with one student about her performance so far during the year. She identified that her…Read More
To all the Moms Out There: THANK YOU!
As you likely know, Mother’s Day was this past weekend. I am constantly reminded by how selfless so many of the world’s moms are. Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week at my school, and I cannot tell you how many mothers there were working tirelessly to cook, decorate, and greet us to thank us for…Read More
A Day to Remember
Some of you may remember my post a few weeks ago about hearing the r-word in school. I teach middle school special education, and it’s such a challenge to think about how little 12-year-olds know about what might offend people who are different from them. We can’t get mad because they honestly don’t know what…Read More