Greetings all on this Labor Day weekend. I am asking your help by sharing stories of when you were in school or stories of your children for my upcoming book, The Pediatric Profiler.
I want to have the voices of the students/parents about what they felt teachers and administrators did right as well as those who totally blew it on dealing with a behavioral or learning situation. Please share with me via email at email@example.com.
I can start it out with an example of my oldest when she was in high school. She has mild dyslexia, which leads to a slower reading rate and some spelling problems. In the AP LA class they were assigned to read 3 books in 3 weeks, and then choose 2 to compare and contrast. My daughter asked her teacher if she could do at least one of them as an audio book. Her teacher responded that if she was incapable of doing the assignment as directed, she shouldn’t be in the class. There was more after including a comment on her report that she was basically “an overachieving slackard”. Needless to say, she dropped out of AP classes after that so she wouldn’t have to deal with the teacher again. And no, the administration did not side with my daughter.
Thanks for your help.