We had some interesting school visits last week, including one where we showed up to the school to observe, only to find out that the area ‘supervisora’ had scheduled a meeting with us and the parents of a struggling student (18 yr old with ADHD)! They wanted me to give them ideas on how to help this student, even though I had never met him! This paints a picture of how thirsty for help the teachers and administration here are. In the midst of this awkward situation, however, we ended up learning a lot more about school/parent relationships and their ‘team meetings’ (I use this term loosely J).
In one of our other school observations, we met a cute little girl with Down Syndrome. She is included with same age peers; however, there is no adapted curriculum and no purposeful learning taking place. She sits in the back row of students in the far left corner, looking at books, scribbling in a notebook or just looks around. The teacher desperately needs and wants ideas on how she can work with her.
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