As much as I am happy for the Holidays... right now I am also ACTUALLY excited to go to school. My students have been amazing. In the past few days, my kids have been in love with learning-- and that means that they have been respectful, kind, and on task. They don't want to let me down, and more than anything they want to feel like they are being challenged. This is a phenominal change, and I am loving it. I love that I feel like a TEACHER the last few days, rather than a security guard. I think this need for learning and challenge is rare in a BD classroom-- as much as kids might WANT to be smart, BD kids have a hard time not being overwhelmed when they are introduced to new things (ex: learning) and then they exhibit the behaviors that got them classified. My kids have been able to overcome this in the past few days, and all I can say is that I hope it continues this way after we return from this break.

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Blogger JohnL said...

Great news. It sounds like a good time to pile on the reinforcers for appropriate behavior!

11/29/2006 7:03 AM  

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