The correctional class under the guidance of Olga Alexandrovna Strelkova this year has collected a whole bunch of awards in various patriotic competitions. At the same time, special children competed on equal terms with their peers from ordinary schools. In the piggy bank 8 "F" 108 boarding schools in Moscow, 1 degree diplomas in two All-Russian competitions and dozens of awards in city ones. The film "The Lessons of Victory" became the best among more than 4000 participants. But initially no one set a goal to win.
- Now many have lost the habit of being proud of their great-grandfathers, talking about them, often remembering. And I really wanted the guys and their parents to learn more about their heroes, and then at the class hour they shared their stories with everyone. The feat of the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War cannot sink into oblivion. Their stories should be known and proud of them truly, sincerely and with all my heart, - says class teacher Olga Alexandrovna Streltsova.
It was she who became the ideological inspirer of the "Lessons of Memory", which later formed the basis of the competition film. During the school year, the teacher, together with the children, often went to the school museum in memory of the 12th assault brigade. Olga Aleksandrovna arranged excursions in a special way in order to captivate the children as much as possible.
- Children with developmental disabilities have short-term attention and memory, so the information was dosed for 15-20 minutes, and was systematized in a special way. At the end of the excursion, each child received assignments to learn the military history of his family. This really captivated the students! They really wanted to know something about their grandfather, - said the teacher.
As a result, parents were happy to join the work and helped the children to collect information about the characters and find photographs. Each veteran student of 8 "F" received his "Memory Page" in the film. In total, about 15 stories are presented.
- We promised ourselves to collect information about the heroes of our class, and we kept it. For Victory Day, I decided to make a gift for the guys and collect all their stories into a video. After the publication, the reaction was incredible - both children and parents were moved to tears. I personally saw how such materials truly and deeply touch people. This is very encouraging! And only then they decided to send the film to various competitions, - the teacher shares.
Olga Aleksandrovna Streltsova has been in the profession for 34 years. More than half of this period she works as a teacher-defectologist. She started working with children as a student. In the first shift I studied, and in the second shift I worked part-time in kindergarten. After university, she taught children in a regular school, and then ended up in a boarding school. According to her, there are features of all previous jobs: it smells like porridge, like in kindergarten, and there is school discipline, but the main thing is the opportunity to help those who really need it.
- Literally two or three years ago, the children with whom I work were considered simply not teachable. And today we are reaching such excellent results in their development. For example, at the graduation party, our special children can invite teachers to waltz themselves or play in the school orchestra. When you understand your involvement in these simple joys, you feel such warmth in your soul. I can't even imagine another profession for myself, - the teacher shares.
Defectology, as Olga Alexandrovna says, is a simplification of the simple to the understandable. This has to be done with the entire school curriculum, and each student must look for his own approach:
- It's not about the assessments at all. The most important thing is to generate an interest in subjects. When it appears, the guys automatically want to know more and are drawn to new information. This is how their interest in life awakens.
Today, children in correctional classes of boarding schools study for 9 years, and then go to colleges. The Ministry of Education plans to extend their schooling to 11 grades. Such a prospect makes Olga Aleksandrovna happy, she says, she will find something to keep the guys busy. There are already a number of ideas, including those on patriotic themes.
“I feel happy, because every day I work with all my heart and help those who really need it,” Olga Aleksandrovna emphasized.