[nobe-l] Hello and question
ugaoglesbee at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 27 18:08:11 UTC 2008
Hello Faith, my name is Brian and I'm a social studies high school teacher in Georgia. I'm totally blind. One great thing that I have here at my high school is we have a lot of co-teachers. This is the special ed teacher in the general ed classroom. This is due to inclusion and the no child left behind legislation and all that good stuff. So I either have a sped teacher or parapro in my classes most of the time to act as my eyes as well as their normal teacher tasks. Also I have my room designed where I can get around it easily and I tend to move around a lot and this discourages talking and other behaviors. Also I have noticed that if students want to sleep they are going to sleep and there's not much you can do about it except for make them stand up everyday and this gets old and creates other problems. Hope this helps.
Brian B. Oglesbee
--- On Sun, 10/26/08, Faith Manion <faith_manion at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Faith Manion <faith_manion at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [nobe-l] Hello and question
> To: nobe-l at nfbnet.org
> Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008, 10:50 PM
> Hello everyone,
> My name is Faith Manion and I am a sophomore at
> Campbellsville University in Kentucky. I am completely blind
> in both eyes and only have light perception in the right
> eye. I am working on my under graduate degree right now and
> seeking teaching certification in high school English.
> Recently my education teachers and I were discussing items I
> might find difficulty dealing with in the classroom. One of
> the items both of us are unsure about revolves around
> classroom management and I was hoping some of you educators
> could provide some insight.
> How do you manage your classroom? How do you know when
> students are misbehaving and what actions do you take to
> ensure this stops? What do you do when testing to ensure
> cheating does not occur? What do you do to ensure everyone
> is taking notes and not sleeping when you lecture?
> These are just a few of the major questions that come to
> mind. I would greatly appreciate any information. My
> education teachers and I both want to ensure I receive the
> proper preparation needed to be successful in the classroom
> and just trying to determine what is best. Thanks for your
> Faith Manion
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