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September 30, 2010


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Sounds a lot like my older brother who is very severely brain injured from an accident. Heartbreaking, isn't it?

I'm sure you were a blessing to them for the time you spent there, Jenn.

Life As I Know It

What an experience, for you and them. They were lucky to have you subbing that day, I'm sure.

busy bee suz

I love that you are always open for something new. Glad it was a good experience!

mom taxi julie

Wow sounds very interesting!

green girl in wisconsin

What a day indeed! I used to sub on my free hours for adaptive phy ed. It was always a trip.


I always think about how difficult subbing is, as it requires the teacher to be "on" and have this extraordinary energy. From what you write here, that same energy wasn't called upon--the performance energy, the ability to spar and react. Moreso, you had to slow down and peer inside each student. Thank heavens you had Tyler for a sense of the familiar, I'd wager.

Incidentally, we have a tape of Shel Silverstein reading his poems, and it is a distinctive voice and cadence.

unmitigated me (m.a.w.)

Tyler sounds like a wonderful young man. And the experienced teachers with that group are nominated for sainthood. Thank God for public schools, or those severely impaired would have no where.


Good for you for trying it out-- and for being willing to do it again. You have an open heart, friend.


I can't think of a more perfect person for that job than you.


We have a class like that in our tiny rural school. We keep most of our students in house, rather than busing them off to contract schools. Thank God there are willing, qualified, loving substitutes so those teachers can take a day off now and then. Bless you for doing it.


What a most perfect day for you.
Special people teach the special kids...how lucky for all of you that you got that particular call that morning.

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