Have you ever caught yourself saying your mom’s exact words? As a parent or educator, it is not uncommon to have that moment when you realize that you sounded just like your mom or dad.
Teaching reading REALLY IS rocket science!"
Improving best practice in the teaching of reading at ASFM!
Support Services Mission Statement
Guided by the ASFM mission of open minds, caring hearts and global leadership, the Support Services Department ensures progress for all learners through advocacy, and consistent and continuous support. We provide healthy learning environments that promote holistic growth through curiosity, rigor, creativity and challenge. We acknowledge and embrace differences, and foster respect and acceptance through inclusion, empathy and compassion. Support Services collaborates with teachers, parents and the community to serve our students and their families. We call on all stakeholders to help build the life skills, independence, problem solving strategies, goal setting, and cultural awareness that prepare our students to enjoy life and be positive contributors to society.
Are we creating opportunities for our students to tell their stories, to hear others' stories so that we observe our commonalities and differences with compassion and without judgement? Until we better understand, we need to create psychologically safe spaces to ask questions, share feelings, and listen more deeply to perspectives from situations that we haven’t experienced.