Sped teacher chronicles unrelated to this Corgo: Today I am TIRED. Today, I cried in an IEP meeting as I fought for one of my students to receive the services they need, and because of my efforts, the child got them. I could have held back the tears and masked them with anger had I wanted to, but even as an adult, I'm still learning that it's okay to let my true feelings show and though there is a time a place for it, displaying emotions doesn't equal being weak. I frequently tell my students that it's okay to be sad or angry and it's okay to acknowledge it and talk about it, so I'm really trying to follow my own advice. Today, I showed the IEP team that I'm emotionally invested in the best interest of the child, and though crying at meetings should not and will never be a common practice of mine, today I concluded that it is okay to let people know how much I care.