I definitely do understand. The humor isn’t for everyone, and you have to be very selective with your audience. If you work together and go through the same traumas together, it’s one thing. But I would never make the jokes I make with my co-workers to my students.

There’s a careful line between taking a risk and being respectful. Only you know where that line is.

I also haven’t had the privilege of teaching a kid on the autism spectrum yet. Although the work is very, very challenging, most of my kids are classified as having ADHD, an intellectual disability, or having an emotional disability.

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Believer, Baltimore City special ed teacher, and 2:40 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire,” God’s gift to the Earth. E-mail: ryanfan17@gmail.com

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