It is early here in Edmonton, roughly 1:20 am, I was trying to finish a post on alternative education and in the middle of it I was trying to put in a visual that would explain why some teachers, mainly special education teachers create alternative curriculum.
As is fiddled through many many pictures on the internet I came up with an idea how about a video, needless to say it resulted in this post. Many of us Special Education teachers are referred to as a special or unique breed of teachers. The ones that have to have just a little more patience, a little more caring, a little more trust and well a little more of everything. O.k. we are unique, but when I watched this video it explained better then I could why myself and many other teachers around the world do what we do.
Many of you may have seen the movie or read the book, but this anecdotal summary was great. It is about 10 min long but worth the time.
Many students in special education and in regular education are not unteachable – they are just understood. We shouldn’t try to make a square peg in a round hole, we should create a new hole. Enjoy