Education Happens

Today’s job was at a junior high in the homeroom for students with Autism (that may not be the most recent and proper term. sorry).

The usual schedule is that once a student has completed a schoolwork type task, the timer is set for some “free choice” time.

So, one of the boys worked a couple pages of Menu Math problems, then chose to go to the computer to watch a program on the PBS website.  He was wearing headphones, but I could see the screen had wolves and buffalo (although he said BISON out loud) and other critters pertinent to a national park.

When time was up, he willingly logged off and gave his seat for the next student to have a turn at the computer.

I asked him something about the wolves.

He turned towards me rather quickly
and said “Not School Work! NO Questions!”

Nothing quite like putting learning into categories

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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3 Responses to Education Happens

  1. momma says:

    Even we learn new rules when aiding others.

  2. Pam says:

    Gotta love ’em.

  3. dkzody says:

    Autistic kids can be very interesting. A friend of ours had an autistic son and I had him in my Sunday School class for a couple of years. I just let him do his own thing and all the other kids were ok with that. Other kids seem to understand this condition, maybe better than we do.

    The young man died a year ago, at the age of 20, with an ailment that seems to hit autistic people because they don’t understand pain and don’t ask for help. Very sad.