1. Although my fertility journey is over, I apparently still have a very difficult time being at an extended gathering with a group of pregnant women. Especially when they are talking about how “if you keep trying it will happen!”
2. My rule-following Marvel Girl’s classroom seems to full of “Negative Behavioral Supports” and many of the kids are suffering emotionally. She said she wants to be in a class “all by myself”. 🙁
3. Fluency. It’s killing me. I had been at my job for over 5 years before I had my first student who struggled with stuttering. This year I have three. Three is a huge number when you feel completely clueless. Every year I try new “rules” and strategies. I was finally going through my grad school notes and came across a very practical article by Runyan and Runyan (1986), which I actually did not recycle (gasp!). I put pictures together of the therapy program and have been using it with my fluency students.
What do you think? Do you have any great fluency strategies or programs that work for you? Any advice on how to encourage Positive interventions in Marvel Girls’ classroom? And how about the pregnancy-talk situation? How do I not rain on everyone’s parade when biological clock is exploding?