June 9, 2014:
Last Friday night was super! Kathy’s school district had their big special ed dance. The theme was super heroes. Teachers, aides, and SLPs joined the middle and high schoolers in dressing up.
Judging by the fun everyone had, there were quite a few real life super heroes in attendance.
April 9, 2014:
A circle encompasses infinite points. Rough edges are smoothed. No telling where it begins. Or ends. A circle rolls right through good and bad. Early influences are circled back to again and again. There are no square pegs.
Doesn’t this describe education? Special education? The many points include teachers, but also family, therapists, friends, and more. The rough edges are gaps in our knowledge, behaviors, and interactions that it helps to fill. Our learning starts early, lasts a lifetime, and, if we’re fortunate, is passed on to the future. Of course there are good and bad days, but education continues. Early learning reverberates throughout our lives. Square pegs? Nope. Certainly not with Miss Kathy’s students.
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