Rock Brain is the unthinkable that :
Gets really upset over any kind of change
He gets very upset when things are not what he expects or wants.
He bosses other people around.
He can only think of 1 way to solve a problem – so he gets “stuck”.
Basically , a rock brain keeps us rigid and not flexible.
After investigating items that were physically flexible ( rubber bands, silly putty ) and items that were rigid or unable to change much ( rocks, pencils, markers..), we introduced the idea that brains and our thinking can also be rigid or flexible.
We demonstrated this idea using a saran wrap brain and a tissue paper brain.
Our flexible brain ( saran wrap) can hold many different ideas ( items) while a more rigid brain ( tissue) cannot.
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.