Saturday, May 14, 2011

On being teaching disabled:

There is one thing teaching disabled (TD?) kids have in common.   They don't do "school".  School is a factory, made for factories. They don't fit the mold.

They march to the sound of a different drummer...sometimes alone

sometimes you find some brothers who march to the same beat...and you're not alone anymore!

Teaching Disabled (TM?) kid's gifts are always well hidden.

Sometimes, EVEN from themselves!!

Teaching Disabled kids are, always, without a doubt, thought to be crazy. Not sometimes, but ALWAYS. They HAVE to believe in themselves, because no one else will

Teaching Disabled(TM?) kids must always look upon authority with a jaded eye

For true respect is handed over blindly to those of supposed authority. 

As another Teaching Disabled (TM?) man says
...."If a rhinocerous were to enter this restaurant now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I should be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatsoever."    ~G.K. Chesterton

Some people will not even want to address you.  They will find you ugly.

Remind them of what the wise old woman told us.

If people don't like me, they can look 7 other ways...








1 comment:

disabilityEDU said...

Very poetic way of writing. I like it.