but also The Teacher's Desk 6
I am sending you back to my post written during the A to Z Challenge way back in April. It is a topic that is very important to me as a special needs co-ordinator that of Inclusion but re-reading it I also think my post is about celebrating individualism which I have to admit I find harder and harder to achieve as school teachers are told to make things the same in each classroom (my school is turning into a one colour beige at the moment!). I know there are plus points for it too but I like things to stand out from the crowd and I certainly like to inspire children to think for themselves and look at things from a new angle - and I certainly find them amazing when they challenge me and stand things on their head because of their own original thoughts - children are our builders of tomorrow if we let them be.
Here's hoping you find something useful to take away with you as a thought for the future by looking at the past. Click on the button below to take you to the post: IEPs and Inclusion
I also want to flag back to a previous post this week about The Pay it Forward Art Challenge which I invite you to get involved with. I know teachers are such busy people but we normally have a very creative side too and giving ourselves something else to focus on and devote time to is good for the soul and our sanity at times!! So why not give it a go?
Here are the rules again or click on the picture above to take you to the actual post.
I promise that I will make a small work of art for the first five people who comment on this post and say that they in turn will make a blog post about the challenge and commit to making a piece of art for the first five who comment on their blog post. Leaving a comment and saying you like the idea is not enough!
The piece of art has to be your own work, made by you and sent out to the recipients before the end of 2014.
It can be anything art based: a photograph, drawing/illustration, knitted item, cross-stitch, origami, the list is endless (but possibly not a life size bronze statue of a person seated on a horse as postage costs must be considered!!)
Please remember to leave your e-mail address if you want in so that you can be contacted and I liked my friend Fil's idea of if you have a preference of colour/s let me know.
I'm looking forward to your comments on either past post so let me know what are your views?