Curiosity

When I was younger, I wanted to become older, more mature and understand what adults in my life were saying. I disliked being ignorant and being left out of conversations. I dreaded hearing the phrase “When you’re older, you’d understand”. At that time, my childhood...

We All Deserve to Be Happy

Students experience difficulties in verbalizing their needs and desires within the school premise. Due to varying factors such as competitive environments, students are reluctant to reach and voice out their opinions. They may fear being unheard, insulted or not...
Connection

Connection

One of the greatest lessons my students taught me is the power of conscious connection. In our everyday lives, connecting and associating with our surroundings, from people to inanimate items, happens almost organically without much effort. With special needs...
The Power of Patience

The Power of Patience

Patience is one of the greatest virtues I learned from teaching students with learning difficulties. I have always thought of myself as an impatient person. I am too passionate about things to happen. I cannot wait nor can I handle letting go for things to unfold...
Choose Your Battles

Choose Your Battles

This is a mantra I keep repeating every minute when dealing with ASD students. It is a phrase that has put me on edge but it is slowly teaching me the self-discipline I need to have and bring in each of my interactions with people on the autistic spectrum. After a...