I hope that I do not burst your bubble but I get angry sometimes. I am not perfect.. I also understand that others are not perfect as well. Sometimes though we need to relax and let go of our problems. One of my students had a problem with their paperwork. I was going to go in and fix it but my supervisor said not they came from another school district and they needed to fix it. Well I got it back yesterday and they did fix 1 out of 3 things. But when I asked my supervisor she said you can fix the other 2 at your leisure... Um.. that is what I wanted to do in the first place AND I would have done it a lot quicker. But I am going to let it go and do what I need to do. But REALLY!? What have you been up to that has made you confused lately?
We can do everything right, do tiers 1-3 and have a great intervention plan in place but the kid still fails. To me it does not mean that the child has special needs but the child is not ready to move to the next grade level. He or she needs more time to comprehend what was taught. I believe that before a child is tested that more intervention takes place.
On the other hand, I do think that sometimes we need to let them fail to show that this is their work and not the teachers. At the end of the day though I try to teach all of my students that failure is not the end but just the beginning.
What do you think?
I have quite a few kiddos in my classroom that are autistic. I have been trying to find ways to assist them but I have not had much luck. Then AL State Dept offered training for PECS. If you are in Alabama- check it out now! It is free and there are a few sessions that are still open. I have only attended 1/2 of the training and I have learned so much . I can not wait to take it back to my classroom and teach my kiddos using it. There are quite a few levels but I believe that it would be quite possible for them. They need a way to communicate and I believe that this will work. Have you ever tried this type of system in your classroom?