Thursday, March 8, 2018

Listening with an Open Heart {8 of 31 SOLSC}

We have scheduled times of the year to conduct parent teacher conferences but the reality is they need to happen when there is a need.  I met today with a parent because we as a team had a need.  We were wrapping up our time together and I offered to loan her my copy of, A Mindset for Learning by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz.  I had found some things to use specifically for their child.  I asked her to purchase a backpack so we could try a weighted backpack for sensory integration and offered the names of some coaches previous families have worked with.  She then brought me a book she had read to help at home and there was a teacher version she bought for me.  She was very kind when she gave me the book and said I could return it but she knew I liked to read.   We each brought something to the table; while listening with an open heart.

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for not only bringing together a community of writers but inviting us to push the pencil daily and nudge our writerly life.

PS - a fell asleep finishing up my post and luckily woke up before midnight.  Late night slicing is tricky.


  1. Yikes! That was a lucky wake up. As for the slice of this day, how wonderful that you worked together to create the best environment for this child.

  2. Listening with an open heart. An important message. Go team!

  3. Your dedication to your students is admirable. And how wonderful that both you and the parents are willing to share ideas and work together to help their child.