If you have kept up with my Little Leaders, yesterday I had a difficult day with my lesson on importance. Needless to say, I was a little disheartened on the drive home. However, the real gut wrenching reality came on the drive home, I actually had to pull over and stop driving because the following song was playing on the radio.
Before you press play I would suggest you grab a tissue, if you don’t need one you are much stronger than me.
Not unlike many of my SpEd colleagues , I teach a very select group of children. Children who have been recognized as being different, coming from different and difficult backgrounds, and children that need extra care and attention.
What about those children that we don’t have all the information about, the children that come to school, listen in class, get all their work done, but never really become part of the school or classroom. The children that we want to get to know, but always seem to run out of time.
There are many teachers that I have gotten to know over the last six months through twitter that put relationships highest on the scale of what is needed in schools and classrooms:
Just to name a few. If nothing else this video should show us that no matter how much curriculum we have to get through, how many new skills and tools we must familiarize our students with and no matter how many behavior issues we have to deal with, we MUST get to know our students, all aspects and elements of our students.