This popped up in my FB today, so in honor of #waybackwednesday
, here is a trip down memory lane!
I remember that day vividly, as I was on my way to series of meetings with individuals that later served to be great mentors and friends in the adapted aquatics arena. Working with students with physical and cognitive disabilities has been sometimes scary, overwhelming and very intimidating. Some of my students are medically fragile, medically complex, extremely tall, or morbidly obese, aggressive, or very combative. They may display behaviors that be frightening to see, or be unwilling to take instruction.
However, some of the purest joys, moments of overwhelming gratitude, pride and happiness has come from working with students who were labeled "unteachable".
The "hard" kids, the "scary" kids, the "naughty" kids..kids with no face, but a label.
Put any kid in water, and with patience, time, focused intentions and proper behavior management, the "unteachable" kids turn into "unstoppable" ones. 😍
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