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“How I Learned to Appreciate the Magical Brains I Teach.”

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shame and self-doubt I had developed. It also came near the start of my career as a special education teacher, and I’m now a better educator and advocate for my students because of it.In 2017, at the start of my career, I began teaching students diagnosed with mild cognitive delays.

Most students in my class have a comorbidity or two; ADHD is the most common. At the time, and newly diagnosed myself, I understood very little about my how my students’ brains worked, let alone mine.

My lack of understanding unfortunately depleted my patience with them (and myself), as I was frustrated to have to repeat lessons and concepts over and over again.

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