This is a story about how finding a child’s area of interest and ability was transformational in his progress. This child was institutionalized in a residential treatment center, sent there from an urban district. The key was his strength – Music!Source:
Maurice Elias, Edutopia, July 27, 2016Description:
“#ThinkPossible is about turning around what seems like certain failure, or at least persistent failure. I [Maurice Elias] have been able to create new possibilities by finding and working through children’s strengths, rather than focusing on their weaknesses and deficits.
My “aha moment” about this came from a specific case early in my career. The most challenging child I ever worked with was a 14 year old in a residential treatment center for youth who were kicked out of the special education system in an urban school. He has been in the center for 5 years and was always assigned to the incoming intern as a sort of test/hazing experience. So, as an intern, I got him.”
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