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“Every human being has an impact on another.” Patch Adams

My motto used to be ‘It could be worse’.  Truly, it helped to put things into perspective, and when I imagined a pretty ugly situation being even worse, it managed to crack the seriousness of the situation just an incy bit.  And when something cracks, light can shine through.  When my son unearthed all the… Continue reading “Every human being has an impact on another.” Patch Adams

Special Needs · Teacher aides · Teaching

Belonging

Sadly, even if kids with special needs are attending their neighbourhood schools, there are many isolating situations within the school environment. Though well-meaning, a teacher aide can come between their student and his or her world.  I have seen teacher aides glued to their side, inadvertently preventing them from making friends naturally.  Teacher aides have… Continue reading Belonging