Friday, January 06, 2006

You got me thinking...

“Hi. I know we just met, but I will be your sons/daughters teacher for the next year. You may know nothing about me. I may in fact be loving, may have a sibling with on the spectrum and may have certification in sensory integration. On the other hand, I may in fact be rude, judgmental and impatient. I may be inexperienced, and may feed your child cupcakes and punch (I mean, no big deal, it was a party after all). I may hate my job or then again, I may love it. Or I may be here simply because the district couldn’t find anyone better. But it doesn’t matter. I mean why should it matter if you know these things or not because this year, six hours per day, everyday, I am your child’s teacher whom you will entrust to teach your child and if I have the time, I might jot down a couple sentences a day to let you know how he/she did.”

Hmmm…Now that I think of it, maybe teachers need blogs of their own.


Blogger KCsMom said...

Just wanted to stop by and say "hello." I am K.C.'s Mommy, he is 4 1/2 years old and Autistic.
I love reading your blog and have become "hooked." Please continue to write, I look forward to stopping by!
Thank you for sharing your blog, very nice to meet you SquareGirl!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Melissa H said...

I come by way of Sal, "Octoberbabies". I absolutely loved your last two posts. Incredibly enlightening!

My son, Conor, is on the spectrum. He is definitely hyperlexic, but hasn't gotten his "official" diagnosis yet. We're just in the process and your view on IEPs was an eye-opener. Because of your insight, I plan on telling his future teacher the important things about him.

Keep on writing!

12:22 PM  
Blogger SquareGirl said...

KC's mom...Thank you for visiting I am just so truly touched that people actually take the time to read this site. I look forward to getting to know your son!

Melissa, I am so glad you enjoyed the posts...I look forward to getting to know the important things about your son Conor as well.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Niles McNeil said...

Hey Square Girl,

Amusing blog. I'm a teacher and I have a blog too. Only I avoid discussing such things as teaching there. You on the other hand write about it in an amusing sort of way. Have you read Frank McCourt's Teacher Man? I have the audiobook and while I've heard the critics ripped it to shreds (excuse my dramatic and exaggerated take) I like it--much like your blog. Keep at it, ey?

12:07 AM  
Blogger SquareGirl said...

thanx niles mcneil...why, no i haven't read that book but may just have to check it out...may just have to check out your blog as well...thanks for visiting...have to say that i love the name niles mcneil!

12:37 AM  
Blogger maddox said...

Hi there!

I have been reading your blogs and actually went back and read all of them. I am a student studying special education. I will be starting my student teacher next Monday. Thought this bog was interesting. I wanted to ask some advice about how to introduce myself at the beginning of the school year. I hope to have my own class next fall and this is the one thing I am nervous about. I want the parents to know I have the best of intentions for their child. I know intentions only get you so far, you have to have certain abilities in order to actually be a successful teacher. What abilites and attributes do you feel are necessary for special educators to posess?

5:39 PM  

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