[nobe-l] Spanish Teacher
lucysirianni at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 26 02:35:37 UTC 2011
Hi Robby -- welcome to the list! I'm a Ph.D. student in English
and will be teaching at the college level when I finish my
program, so I can't answer your questions from personal
experience, but here are a couple of resources I wondered if you
First, are you familiar with the book Teachers who are Blind
or Visually Impaired by Deborah Kendrick? It profiles 18
teachers, several of whom teach in the public school system, and
discusses their strategies for classroom management, etc.
Also, if you haven't already, check out www.blindteachers.net
for more profiles of successful blind teachers at all levels.
Finally, you might want to sign up with
www.afb.org/careerconnect/. This website allows you to search
for and connect with blind individuals in many areas of
employment. I've gotten some wonderful tips from the English
professors I've talked with through the site, and I'm sure you'd
find people who could answer your questions as well.
Anyway, hope this helps!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Spangler, Robert" <Robert.Spangler at rockets.utoledo.edu
To: "nobe-l at nfbnet.org" <nobe-l at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:34:52 +0000
Subject: [nobe-l] Spanish Teacher
I am a Spanish major about to finish up in the spring. I am
considering going on to get my masters to teach Spanish but I
have some concerns. I have been told that it is unrealistic to
think that I would ever be hired in a public school system as a
blind person, mostly due to difficulty with disciplinary issues.
Are there any blind public school teachers on this list? Could
anyone provide me with some feedback on this concern? I have
been told, however, that blind people have been more successful
teaching in private schools or the university level.
The University of Toledo
Senior, Urban Studies and Spanish
robert.spangler at rockets.utoledo.edu
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