Building a Robot Tower requires teamwork and sticking to the group plan.
Keeping our bodies and brains in a group is challenging for many in class due to distractibility, impulsivity , executive function, processing relevant information & preferred interests. So, teamwork can be difficult. To expand on the concept that teamwork is a group working towards a common goal, I read aloud a simple book with excellent visuals about staying with a group plan ( goal). It is a basic concept but one we need to practice daily in Room 15. As the year progresses, we will practice & learn strategies to help us self regulate and become socially aware of our group's plan. This week in Pirate Club we practiced teamwork, keeping our brains & bodies in the group and following the group plan.
And shared some giggles.
Welcome to my Classroom!
I am passionate, a little bit quirky ( some may say a little bit more) and dedicated to serving children with Autism. These young people have touched me deeply and have made me a better teacher & hopefully person. I want to share what I have learned that allows these beautiful children to grow & sometimes thrive in my class.
I begin my 26th year of teaching this year! I teach in the Bay Area and live in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. My sanctuary, place of reflection and daily sitting practice.
My hope is that this website/blog will help others understand and see children with Autism as talented unique thinkers who can and will contribute to our world and anyone who knows them in positive ways.