My 12-year old 6th grade son wants to mention that he has OCD for an in-class project and I don't know how to handle this. I know as a middle school teacher that his audience may not respond the positive/neutral way he thinks they will and while I want as a mommy to spare him unnecessary peer nastiness, I also don't want him to think OCD is something to hide. Help. [more inside]
teacherfites: I've been a pretty decent middle school special educator for a few years now, working with all kinds of disabilities but most of my kids have behavioral issues. Not to be overconfident, but want to mention I've been nominated as Teacher of the Year in my state, but more importantly, I've become the go-to confidante for almost all of my students. So far, so good. [more inside]
Teacherfilter: Hurrah, another school year is fast approaching and I'm looking for 48-minute or less teambuilding activities I can use with my 8th grade students (all with emotional disabilities). This is my second year working with these scallawags and we have a silly, trusting relationship, but I want to start 8th grade with a bang! I'm looking for fun, in-class group activities that will continue to get them to think outside the box and help each other accomplish a goal. Anyone got any corporate/academic memories that would address this?