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Dear Teacher: A Letter From H
Sometimes I make mistakes…
I need you to help me…
Sometimes I hear everything at once… and a lot of noise is overwhelming
When I listen to music I hear everything at once… that is great for listening to music – but it can be hard in a classroom.
Hearing everything in the classroom means that: Sometimes I could hear everyone in the class breathing and it went over the sound of the teacher speaking
This makes me anxious…
I need you to understand that this doesn’t mean I wasn’t listening… or that I was misbehaving.
I need you to encourage me to stick with it… this gives me the message that I can do it and that you believe in me.
Your actions give me messages that teach me about resilience
I need you to notice the little things I do right instead of the little things I do wrong
His message was powerful: I am a kid right now… but someday I will be a grown-up
Please help me build understanding in our world…