Sunday, August 7, 2011

Label Slapper

Two weeks ago I attended a three day training.
I learned and practiced a lot of new strategies to use with my students this year.
On the last day the presenter said something that caught my attention

"More students are structurally disabled
 than learning disabled."

If a student is consistently not adapting to classroom structure we would rather slap a label on them; than change our ways.

As you start your new school year consider ways that will benefit all types of learners in your classroom. If you come across a student who is having difficulty falling into daily routines do not automatically assume they have a disability. Try everything you can before you slap a label on them because that label may never come off!


  1. That is a great reminder to look at things from different angles. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Kim! Every little bit of help is huge with these students, they are worth the time and effort!!

  3. THIS IS MY FAVORITE QUOTE EVER! I've been trying to find this poster, and if I can't find it soon I shall make one on my own for my classroom. Just found you via Blogaholics and I am also a third year middle school teacher. Loving your blog!

  4. I have been looking for that quote too! So far nothing...if I find anything I will let you know! Thanks for stopping by!


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