[nobe-l] Re Liz's questions

Cayte Mendez katz4god at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 21 03:17:22 UTC 2011

Hi Liz,

My name is Cayte.  I’m an elementary school teacher in NYC.  Welcome to the list!

When I first started teaching I had a really hard time learning my students’ names.  One thing you might try is having students call out their names to you when they have a question or comment.  As the semester progresses you’ll probably learn to associate voices with the different names, so when they come see you before or after class you’ll have a reference.  Also, I took a few classes in college where we had assigned seats.  It’s a little more formal than the usual set-up, but that way you can have an idea of who’s talking by where they’re sitting in the room.  

Presenting class materials without the board is a little tricky.  Do your colleagues use PowerPoint or is it ok to use handouts?  I have some residual vision, so I don’t know how accessible PowerPoint is, but maybe someone else on the list knows?

Again, welcome to the list and I hope we can be a helpful resource for you in the future.

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