Hey guys, I know I have been slacking but things have been getting crazy (in a good way). Anyway I thought I would tell you another story of people doing it right.
In my junior year of high-school my aide wanted to take her lunch break the period before lunch. That was fine but posed the problem of me not having an aide for one period. And since my schedule rotated that meant not having her for 3 different classes over the course of a week. So my parents and I brainstormed and though of asking my teachers if it would be cool to ask for volunteers in the class to help me out. They would take notes for me, read my board if I wanted to participate, and they would not be required to do the work for that day in class (since I was spelling out the answers and they would have had no time to turn in a copy for themselves). Everybody loved it and some people fought over who would get to do it. Before that year, I had a few friends but not that many. Because my peers were kind of forced to interact with me, they saw what a cool, funny, and weird person I am (especially in my creative writing class). This experience made people see me as a person and not the weird girl with the aide. I obviously couldn't do all my classes like that but having a few like that was cool.