A friend from what feels like several lifetimes ago recently informed me that our master karate teacher had died. I still carry the physical and mental confidence I gained from studying karate as a college student decades later. One small correction in form by our teacher—made without words by repositioning a foot or adjusting an arm by even half an inch—taught students more than any verbal instruction could.
I was reminded of the powerful role teachers play in our lives. Little do they know—and how often we ourselves forget—the impact they have on students.
There are as many different teaching styles as there are learning styles. For those who missed the podcast telling the heart wrenching yet uplifting story of how a gifted young special ed teacher helped our severely autistic son, you can hear it here.
Podcast host Kevin Lowe, who inspires others through his positive determination after losing his sight at age 17, followed our full interview about Sean’s wonderful teacher with a short episode suggesting ways any of us can make a helpful difference in the world. You can hear that episode here.
Teachers appreciate hearing a thank you. May we all stop to remember those who have guided us to higher knowledge, even those who are no longer here to hear the words. The good things people teach live on through their students.
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Gray Whale Cove Trail, a steep trail that takes strength to climb but offers breathtaking views worth the effort.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 93): Gray Whale Cove Trail
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