An inspirational and life changing read

28 Dec

This was one truly life changing book. It isn’t the last and most recent that I have read, but is certainly the one that stung me most. 

torey-haydenHayden tells the story of a troublesome child she received into her class, and her journey to understanding, ‘taming’ and teaching a young girl who had a truly horrific past, even at her tender age.

I won’t say much more in case you wish to read it, but it is a book that helped to change the course of my life.

As a result of reading this book, I decided that I wanted to truly specialise in special needs teaching, that was the path forward for me.

Torey Hayden inspired me to complete a special needs Masters degree, and go on to work with child’s that the education system ‘rejects’ as un-teachable.

Like Hayden, I find children fascinating, and it is extremely rewarding when you manage to unlock the potential that is sometimes hidden deep inside them, covered up with masquerades and a variety of behaviours.

This is not any ordinary story of a child who had a

Torey Hayden's first book

Torey Hayden’s first book

troublesome life. This is a journey of a special needs teacher who works tirelessly to understand all of her students, so she can get the best out of each and every one of them.


7 Responses to “An inspirational and life changing read”

  1. RamisaR December 28, 2012 at 14:08 #

    Ah, I simply must check this out! 🙂
    Thank you so much for the recommendation. It sounds wonderful.:)

    • Be1ngSpec1al (@Be1ngSpec1al) December 28, 2012 at 15:36 #

      Beware, once you have read one of Torey Hayden’s books, you might feel compelled to read more of them! Let me know what you think of it 🙂

      • RamisaR December 29, 2012 at 04:31 #

        I will! 😀

  2. hollytabitha February 5, 2013 at 17:37 #

    I love this book too. I am about to read the sequel The Tiger’s Child. Thanks for your thoughts.


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