Breaking Down Barriers

Below is a video that has had lots of play in the last 4 years since its original posting. It recently resurfaced on YouTube and in a few social network sites.  It’s a powerful story of an autistic youth and overcoming adversity.  It also reinforces the notion of the critical aspect of teacher/student relationship at the center of the instructional core.  In this instance, a coach has a sense of readiness and plays to the makes decisions for the individual.  He struggles with this and even doubts his own actions.  But instinct and experience help him stay the course.  As much as this is a video about student accomplishment, it is also about the subtle and often emotional aspects of the learning process.