When Teachers Get It

by Bill Brenner on September 20, 2013

Last night I attended a parent information night at Sean and Duncan’s new school. It’s a great school, but the kids have been struggling to adjust, especially Duncan. That’s to be expected. But there is always that worry in the back of my brain that teachers will never truly understand Duncan, who has ADHD.

We moved them to this new school because we felt Duncan in particular needed a more organized, regimented environment to thrive. His academics are going well, but he is clearly not at ease in his new surroundings. Not yet, anyway.

But by the time last night’s event was over, I knew everything would be fine. The fourth-grade teachers showed us this video, which tells me they get it. The video is from a website called Raising Small Souls and is worth a few minutes of your time.

Thanks to Duncan’s teachers for showing they get it.

Animal School

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Marie September 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

That was unique! With teachers like that, there is hope for all children. Thank you for sharing!

Andrea Robinson September 21, 2013 at 9:28 am

I’m so happy that Duncan has teacher’s and an environment that embraces his talents and individuality but don’t use them as excuses for why he isn’t performing like the other students. Finally there are schools where children can thrive. The unfortunate part is education isn’t available to all children with learning issues.

stacymomRN October 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

This is a wonderful video! Brought tears to my eyes! I believe every person working in education and every parent would benefit from watching this video. Thank you so much for sharing!

charron October 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Hey.. I’m technilogically impaired.. can you email me the link to the video, so I can send it to my teacher friends.

Bill Brenner October 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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