The kid who seem to doesn’t listen but he has the right answer!
I am referring to my son Ren here. He started going to a regular class last June 14th. I chose to enroll him in a Montessori class nearby since I like their curriculum.
Montessori style of teaching is child-centered that is so different from any traditional school (teacher-centered). The child is guided to make his own decisions. Led by his own passion, interest and innate ability to learn, he chooses his own work within a framework and structure set by the Teacher. The benefit of this Montessori method is that children learn independently, they are absorbing lessons at their own pace, and therefore not be stressed or bored.
|Ren here standing with his classmates!|
Parents are not allowed to enter the room. Ren has no problem with separation anxiety since he was trained at his therapy center before. The only problem the teacher told me is that Ren seems to doesn’t listen to the lessons. He doesn’t join his classmates when they are singing. He doesn’t want to sit down when he is asked. He doesn’t want to talk to anyone. I know he struggles with socialization that is why I asked one of his classmate (the serious and quite one) to be a model and ask Ren to sit down when needed. Yay, now I realized I give this kid some responsibility for my own son. Good thing besides the teacher, there is one assistant teacher that checks with kids. By the way, they are only 10 kids in the class. So, she is the one who takes care of Ren and other children who are fidgety like my son.
Last Thursday, while waiting at the classroom since it’s raining hard we were also the only one left, Ren became the center of our conversations. I think Ren knows he is the one we are talking about, so he showed his teachers that they are wrong about him (about not listening). Ren sang their everyday song clearly and also the song about the 7 continents of the world which was only taught that very same day. He also identified separately the primary colors and the secondary colors, that made the teachers and I shocked.
The teachers said ” I taught you were not listening?” and Ren just looked at them.
For the last days, I was depressed and sad with all the teachers complaints about him, but when he showed them that he can do the things what the other typical kids can do even without sitting or looking at them, then my anxiety was all gone.
Ren is really unique and I am very proud of him. I know we have a long way to go but with this development of him I believe and pray that REN CAN DO IT!
what ever happens in life we should always remember to live life to the fullest