As I was thinking about posting for the last time on this blog, I began thinking about a person who has influenced my attitudes toward the many challenges we face as teachers for children and youth with disabilities. Barbara Coloroso, acclaimed speaker and author on parenting, teaching, conflict resolution, and grieving, has always provided hope and inspiration. Here are three of her quotes that I like to share with colleagues.
- We should teach kids how to think, . . . not what to think.
- We should teach them three things:
- I like myself
- I can think for myself
- There is no problem so great it can’t be solved
- The TAO for children (we should give them . . .):
- A sense of optimism
The best to you in your teaching journey,