The words we tell ourselves allow us to grow or stay stuck.
The students were then given a challenging name puzzle. We practice using positive self talk if we got frustrated, confused, bored etc.
The children will start the year learning about Self Talk and the impact negative self talk can have on us. How we talk to ourselves and others impacts many areas of our lives.
We will be spending the first few days learning how kind speech, mindful listening and that unkind words can hurt or help us grow.
The children watched the video, then sorted phrases and explained their thinking. This was followed by a wonderful discussion.
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.