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macdonaldke
reply to Rebecca:attitude
Fri Jun 5, 2015 11:39
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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 with learning challenges such as ASD. There is a reason why some brilliant people are the worst teachers; as you pointed out, attitude and manner of teaching can be more or as important as the content we are teaching. Redirection instead of reprimand doesn't belittle or discourage the student, rather it helps them channel their energy and interest into a more productive task. However, I wonder if redirection serves to teach self regulation concerning behavior? Sometimes it feels that we redirect, or "distract" children when they are about to do an "undesirable" behavior, and thus miss the confrontation and teaching moment of why that behavior is inappropriate.

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    • reply to Rebecca:attitude - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 5 11:39
      • Reply to Mcdonald - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 6 20:46
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    • Leading to Decoding - whitemb2, Wed Jun 3 20:37
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