If you give a kid a list, the impossible becomes achievable.

When I was a special education teacher for high school and elementary students, I embraced lists – not just for me, but for them. Oftentimes my students would get in trouble for not meeting expectations because they weren’t sure what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. It was assumed they just knew. My favorite part of my job was helping them break down expected tasks and provide clarity regarding vague directions like “pay attention,” “behave,” and “come prepared.”

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