Innovate! Innovate! Innovate!
It can be an easy option to presume that students have an aversion to the STEM or CCSS subject matter but more often than not, it is us who need to apply our SOAR skills to the academic endeavor with as much commitment as we show to their social development.
I recently learned about this library program which provides an opportunity for children to read to service dogs. Recognizing that sometimes it is not the action of reading that is a difficulty but instead the self-consciousness that comes from a fear of not being understood, this program provides a relaxed setting for children to read in a non-judgmental environment.
SOARing in action!!!