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Pandora and the Intervention Process

February 15, 2011

Sometimes it is obvious that a child needs intervention that we just can’t exclusively provide in the typical classroom setting.  While it is true that teachers should make every attempt to accommodate students’ varied needs as much as possible, there are times when we know that we require help sooner, rather than later, for a particular student.  Here is one of Pandora’s recent experiences:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristina permalink
    February 15, 2011 10:35 pm

    Oh god this is sooooooooo true!

  2. February 15, 2011 11:03 pm

    I am cracking up (no pun intended)! This is too funny, and resonant (can think of one little kiddo in particular who still wasn’t fully “hatched,” even in 5th grade…)

  3. February 15, 2011 11:35 pm


    Many many many children’s needs can be met in the classroom with some differentiation and support (although it would be nice if specialists could, you know, maybe do an observation with an eye toward suggesting some when teachers are stumped?). But there are some brilliant and wonderful children whose needs are overwhelming for everyone in a classroom.

  4. Zulma Villalba permalink
    February 18, 2011 8:09 pm

    I have high schoolers who need that type of attention. They need lots of nurturing, still very immature, not ready to come out of his/her shell (to pun or not to pun). So the cartoon captions apply to all our special needs students who need so much more time to reach the measure than others.

  5. mariasallee permalink*
    February 19, 2011 10:41 am

    Good, I’m glad Pandora can provide a voice for our kids while revealing some of the silliness we have to face in trying to do right by them.

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