Challenges for Children

Teacher Kyle Redford shared a heartbreaking letter to his future students and their parents on his most recent blog. It reads, “Children with learning challenges, particularly dyslexia, have taken to the internet to share letters they have written to their new teachers, communicating their hopes and dreams for the upcoming school year. In these poignant and frequently unsettling appeals, students wish to remind teachers they are trying (even when it may not look like that), that they are smart and capable (even if they struggle with certain skills), and that they have high aspirations for their own learning (which they hope their teachers will share). Implied in this letter are previous teacher failures that prompted students to share in this way.” I understand exactly where Mr. Redford was coming from. At Success Ladder Academy, our staff has experienced exactly what he penned on his blog; past teacher failures that impact the current Academic PTSD for children. Are you aware of how teachers have failed your children in the past? Most kids don’t talk about it until you ask…

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