Classroom Moments: A Principal’s Story

A principal asks an experienced inside-the-box teacher to include a very challenged child in his grade 7 classroom. Together they were able to give that child a feeling of being supported. The teacher’s very steady and dependable style helped the student and his father believe in the school system enough to find success in their very grey world. The teacher was so successful that the child was able to stay with him for the next grade as well.

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  1. Christopher

    ‘Quite a fireball principal. Sometimes those “old school”, structured guys are what’s best for our neediest kids. The predictability is key. And often times they really care about their students on a personal level. The success of the relationship between student and system was supported by the principal’s awareness of the kid’s needs and by her understanding of how to approach and acknowledge the teacher. A wise woman.’ A retired science teacher..