Educating Teachers About Narcolepsy
Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:24 PM
So, I'd like to invite you all to tell stories of teachers who helped you cope with your narcolepsy in school -- whether or not they knew it.
My story is about Rod Madore, my seventh grade Social Studies Teacher. A gal near me fell asleep during a work session and she started snoring right there at her desk. He put his hand on her shoulder and said to the snickering students. "We all get tired in school and so, there's no reason to laugh. Let's learn from it instead. I'll teach you all how to meditate because whenever you feel tired this is a great way to regain your focus and be ready for learning again..... and he did." All my life, I used the simple tools he taught that day: "Rub your hands together to warm your palms, put palms over eyes and focus the mind on a point in the middle of the desk, and simply breath in, and breath out, etc. " This was my life-saver until I later pursued more movement trainging, and found yoga -- and relearned these simple tools again as an adult!
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:27 AM
My college art history class was entertaining for Many reasons...but I think I provided my bit of comic relief as well...the lights would go out for slides and I'd turn to my friends and say "wake me when its over." <img src="http://narcolepsynet...IR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> ...man studying for those slide tests was brutal! *LOL*
I'm taking art history right now for the fourth time. I've failed it 3 times. 2 of those were before I was diagnosed. I'm happy and shocked to report that my midterm grade was an A-. This will be my last art history class lol. Maybe PWN's should be excused from art history. It just doesn't seem fair to put us in a dark room looking at slides and then expecting us to stay awake.