Things Didn't Go As Planned
If You Can't change it, change how you see it.
Too often we give too many instructions or say things that send the wrong message. Instead of saying "who is talking in my line" remind and model the behavior appropriately.
Be direct. Put your eyes on me, your backs on the chair, and your feet on the floor! No we are ready to learn.
Keep it Simple
If you walk into your room and see a bunch of troublemakers, then that is what you will get. If you see and treat them like future lawyers, engineers and doctors that is what they will become.
How you React is Everything!
Pick your battles. Pencils get lost, chairs fall over, keep focused and don't let the small battles stop you from reaching your goals!
I FIND YOUR LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING
Lightning story Shannon and trip story
Don't give up
people said my kids would never talk, write, take care of themselves, I believe we could do better.
My school went from d to b because I had faith and didn't give up
NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS
Testing, poverty, apathy...
Don't worry about what you are up against. Remember it only took one person to blow up the Death Star. It only takes one adult who believes to change the life of a student.
Two kids with autism got on a plane...
This is 2014, you have to be willing to learn, unlearn and learn new methods again and again. What works for kids one year may not work the next. Always be learning.
Two kids w autism and then came MKP ...
LAUGH IT UP
Laugh. Do at least one thing each day that will make kids laugh. I would rather them laugh with me than be laughing at someone else.
There's still good in him.
Never give up on a student. Even if they break your pencil sharpener or freeze your friend in carbonite. There is still good in them.
IT DOESN'T GET EASIER
Some of the best teaching ideas I have had came from... Other teachers. Thanks to twitter and other methods of sharing we can grow and become greater than we are. Always keep sharing. Share what works and share what doesn't work.
Your Minions are Watching
YEAH, SO THIS HAPPENED...
You don't have to know everything
WE GET TO, WE DON'T HAVE TO
#TDGAP THINGS DIDN'T GO AS PLANNED