Village or Villain: Which are you?
In this ever-changing world, it is a must that everyone be like minded in order for students to accomplish the goals set before them, educationally, socially, and behaviorally. We have all had that student in our class who exhibits behaviors that we couldn’t pin point yet are evident. These students more often do not qualify for special services, but struggle in every area and find the learning process difficult without understanding why. They are often mislabeled as under-achievers, lazy, or said to purposely be not working up to their potential. When students are placed in challenging situations without understanding or having necessary support, the experience can be less than optimal for both the educator and the student. Village or Villain: Which are YOU, was designed with all educators in mind from kindergarten through high school in all capacities. It truly takes a village to reach this level of success; yet at times the Villain shows up in the form of a parent, teacher, administrator, etc. Often times the biggest culprit of opposition and mistrust is the lack of confidentiality.