October 15, 2016
It’s hard to believe that there are only 2 more weeks in the first quarter of the school year.
It has been sooooo busy but:
< I love my new students
< I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know my middle and high school students and their needs. I have worked at the elementary level for quite a while and focused on language, auditory and self-advocacy skill development. Now I’ve added shunning of amplification, bullying, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services!
< Even though it can be challenging to inservice the vast number of teachers for middle and high school students, I’ve enjoyed the process.
< At the inservices in the beginning of the school year, I gave each teacher a small bag of Dove chocolates and many of them still express appreciation for that!
I found some great resources that I use with my secondary students:
1) This video from Clarke School’s website about 4 deaf high school students. It’s easy to have a discussion after with questions such as “Can you identify with anything they talked about?”
2) The Living Well packet from Ida Institute at Oticon. I have used the My World materials for years with elementary students but this set of materials is for teens and adults!
3) I discovered that secondary students also like Self-Advocacy Trashkit!
Time to start progress reports!