Reflecting on this is one of the reasons I am still practicing purposeful silence and not speaking as an expert for teaching neurodivergent students, at this time. I don’t have the tools, yet. All I know, is research shows, if they need me to yell at them now, they’ll still need that later on in life, but what if they don’t have anybody to do that for them? And sure, we can say, I’m not yelling, we can call it rooting for them. But the fact remains, they need more than passionate cheers and encouragement, they need strategies and systems that support independent learning.
*since writing this, I have archived the posts linked in this writing.