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Rebecca McVey
Reply to Mcdonald
Sat Jun 6, 2015 20:46

I appreciate your view towards appropriate attitude. I do agree that there are some circumstances where we do need to not "distract the student" and teach, however I do find myself wondering when this is appropriate. I am currently reading a book, "the reason I jump" which is an autobiography written by a teenager with autism that answers common questions. In many about misbehavior, he writes that sometimes he feels like his behavior is out of his control due to overwhelming emotions. Other times, he states that he doesn't mean to do things that are upsetting, and sometimes he can't get the right words and ends up only being able to say or do things that he doesn't want to do. This is beyond the scope of reading instruction, but how do we as teachers keep empathetic, but still demand respect?

  • reply to Rebecca:attitude - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 5 11:39
    I think that your point about attitude towards students is extremely important. As many people have noted on this thread, patience and positivity are key in teaching any student, especially those... more
    • Reply to Mcdonald - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 6 20:46
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