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Hunter Hastings
reply: patience and choice
Sat May 30, 2015 17:40
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I completely agree with you. I believe that students needs to be given lots of freedom to make choices on a daily basis. Independence is something I am going to emphasize heavily when I am a teacher. Students with disabilities often get things done for them because people don't always view them as capable. I want students to be able to help themselves, make choices, and work their way to being independent. After all, that should be our goal as teachers.

  • Patience and Choice - lavertyse, Thu May 28 10:14
    From all of the readings and videos I really saw the amount of patience and understanding that it takes to be an effective teachers for students with ASD. It is not a patience that we do not need in... more
    • RE: Patience and Choice - coxdm, Sat May 30 20:02
      I am so glad that you mentioned the importance of being patient with all students but especially with ASD students. When it comes to giving the students a choice, my group was interested in this as... more
    • reply: patience and choice - Hunter Hastings, Sat May 30 17:40
    • Exactly! - Allison Powers, Sat May 30 16:32
      Those are the first things I noticed in the Jordan videos, and it didn't take very long for either of them to be apparent. Dr. Koppenhaver's patience with him was really encouraging. It seems like... more
    • Reply to Patience and Choice - parsonkl, Sat May 30 15:30
      I completely agree with this post. Patience is a big key to working with children or ASD individuals. One thing I have learned since I have started working around elementary aged students is that... more
    • I Agree! - Britt Hatcher, Sat May 30 10:57
      I most definitely agree with you. Patience is something that one needs to exude when working with any student, but with those who have any form of ASD. Being able to have that one-on-one time and... more
    • Patience is Key - Sonya Summey, Fri May 29 20:40
      I think patience is one of the most important qualities in being a good teacher. It allows time for the student to be able to think, try, and experiment before anyone else can cut in or give the... more
    • Offering Choices - Jean Milton, Fri May 29 10:51
      Allowing students with ASD to choose may de-escalate a lot of problems when executed properly. I have noticed that when you offer choices, the choice not only needs to be acceptable to you in the... more
      • Re: Offering Choices - lavertyse, Fri May 29 16:02
        I really like how you pointed out the fact that this choice can de-escalate problems. Sometimes, when given a choice, the students feel like they are in control. Not giving them any choice in their... more
    • Patience - Amanda Wallace, Fri May 29 09:20
      Thats the main thing i pulled away for the videos too. Patience and understanding is key when working with children who have ASD. It makes all the difference in the classroom. My group talked about... more
      • Patience is a virtue - Cynthia Trickel, Fri May 29 11:32
        To be able to wait for the optimum time for learning to take place, is indeed a virtue. I believe it takes very patient teachers to work with students with ASD.
    • Reply to lavertyse-Patience and Choice - hillaryyarbrough, Fri May 29 06:29
      You bring up a very good point. I think patience is the most important aspect of working with students with ASD. Being able to be patient with these students will make any situation much better and... more
    • choice - catheyt, Thu May 28 23:13
      The choice between writing and reading was interesting to me too. It seemed like they gave him a choice between the two because they knew that he liked writing less than reading. I think that was... more
    • Being Open Minded - whitemb2, Thu May 28 17:42
      Patience is the key to being a teacher. Granted, not all of us are going to have enough patience for most students, but we will try! Also, the video with Chris is another great example about being... more
    • Choices and motivation - luckadooso, Thu May 28 16:38
      I completely agree with you that it takes an incredible amount of patience to work with students. It can be frustrating at times when it seems that a student is making less progress than you thought... more
    • Re: Patience and Choice - McKenzi Davis, Thu May 28 14:39
      Sara, one thing that I've read about and learned in my other classes that focus on students with ASD is that choice is imperative for ASD students. I think that, like you said, that this gives the... more
      • Choice - Amanda Wallace, Fri May 29 09:30
        I agree, choice makes all the difference. The people that I have been around with ASD strive to have some control. Choices are usually the best way to achieve this. This may motivate them more to... more
      • Learning and Choices - luckadooso, Thu May 28 16:33
        I agree with you that it can be a challenge to decipher when a student is being defiant or when they are off-focus without meaning to be. As teachers, it is our job to make learning desirable. It is... more
        • Re: Learning and Choices - McKenzi Davis, Thu May 28 20:47
          I've learned that goals are huge. Constant reminder of the goal, a logical consequence, and a solid rewards system works really well with ASD students. I have not seen this implemented with ASD kids... more
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