I am working with a child who is really struggling in school. He is so sure he is a failure that when I praise him, he immediately finds fault with himself. He is beginning to improve but everything is a challenge. He is kind hearted towards others. Reading the Ben Carson book called Gifted Hands helped. This child will really stretch my belief of It is not if you are smart enough to learn but am I smart enough to teach you. On 1/30/13 I wrote Today is going much better and we have done a spelling test and the balance board. When we were doing the test there were 9 words and 4 sentences. The sentences were easy but there is a block for him. He tried to find reasons not to do them. I am hungry. I am going to throw up because I am so hungry. I am not good at this. We got it done with much gently insistence that we were going to keep going.
On 1/31/13 things went much better and I felt like there was much progress.