Perspective taking is challenging for many not just children with Autism. Learning that others have differing perspectives on a similar event based on experience, mindset, location, attention, belief etc. is a life long skill . This week we worked on this skill by working in grade level teams and answering the same question from the different people in the picture. Each team shared their posters. This led to some interesting comments and discussion.
Watch this teacher made movie to learn about Topic Twister's best friend! Our two pesky unthinkables 'accidentally' slip up and tell us how to defeat them too!
The children will be starting the next unit learning about perspective taking and making people files ( Another secret strategy to defeat Topic Twister and his side kick.) Did you notice how some of our mindful skills that we have been practicing in class are also being used as strategies to help us understand others and defeat the unthinkables are in the video as well?
The children have already guessed T.T.'s best friend .. this video will let them know if they guess correctly !
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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.