Day 4 (of 186) the secret successes
My son came home not happy about his Japanese class. Unhappy because he wasn’t able to go for a walk because he might miss something. And he had to stay in the classroom for the whole 80 minutes.
My wife and I agreed that we would be happy to talk to the teacher (as would his LRT advocate) for the purpose of his “walks”. But we misunderstood.
He didn’t leave the classroom because he was worried about what HE would miss if he left the class. And that was a stressor.
So, as per Anxiety world, we acknowledged that this must have been challenging, but he did it and didn’t die. (Reminder from my rant that “death” is always an option – albeit worst case, still a viable option – to any decisions and actions. Always tough to find “right responses”.
Because inclusivity isn’t easy. I have a boy in my class who hasn’t been in my class yet. But I’m ready and willing when he is – because that’s what inclusivity needs to have – a growth/open mindset –> which includes knowing that students may be entering zones of discomfort because it’s in those proximinal zones where the deepest learning occurs!
It’s those successes that don’t seem all that much of a big deal that are the secret successes all of us grow from!