The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57244 Message #901615
Posted By: AllisonA(Animaterra)
02-Mar-03 - 07:32 AM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities
So my take to teach kids? Don't be gratuitously cruel to anyone for any reason- you said it, Abbey. I finally teach in a school that recognizes the value of permeating every moment of every day with basic social skills, the most basic being something like the Golden Rule combined with the message, "Everybody is of value."
I won't say my days are free from the need to discipline, but I will say that no matter who comes to visit our school, they all are struck by how kind and caring and alive and responsive the kids are. I don't teach "disability songs" but my kids are getting the message without spelling it out in song.