Quote of the day

When I was studying at Douglas College, I had an awesome teacher who was passionate for helping those who can’t help themselves. Most memorable about that teacher were his powerful lectures, and all the songs we sang. Till’ this day I still remember this one…

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice”
-Indian proverb

Teachers aren’t the same as they use to be =(

I am slowly starting to see how the world is so different now. There are so many horrible teachers out there right now. Where is the love? As some of you know I am a Behavior Therapist and I work with children who are on the spectrum. Luckily I have 2 kids who responded well to therapy and they are high functioning. I have a 6 year old who was recently diagnosed and the school refused to give him an IEP.  When asked why they said it was too late. Then we asked for one next year and the said no, we asked why and they simply said he’s doing well and doesn’t need it. School gets 16000 from the government to help the child. I wonder what they’re doing with the money…….
I am planning to write an email to Supported Child Development in hopes that they can help. Has anyone of you experienced this?

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

One of my favorite posts!

Pursuit of a Joyful Life

Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,

I saw you as you rushed passed me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. And I asked you how your day was going and you sighed.

“Oh, fine,” you replied.

But I knew it was anything but fine. I noticed that the stress was getting to you. I could tell that the pressure was rising. And I looked at you and made an intentional decision to stop you right then and there. To ask you how things were really going. Was it that I saw in you a glimpse of myself that made me take the moment?

You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do

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