[nobe-l] Questions from a Perspective Teacher

Michelle Creedy michelle.creedy at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 18:10:27 UTC 2012

Hi Melissa

Thanks so much for the suggestions! Tell me more about the BRF files?
Can you actually read equations with them? What notetaker do you use?
I'm just in the market for one. I don't really want to clutter the
list with asking about the various notetakers but feel free to write
me off list at
michelle.creedy at gmail.com
and then you can maybe tell me the make of the one you are using and
so on. I've had some recommended to me.


On 9/15/12, melissa R green <graduate56 at juno.com> wrote:
> I am currently taking a math class for teachers.  This is the second class
> that I have taken.  The disability student office hired a transcriber and
> had the homework assignments brailled for me.  Then they gave me a copy of
> the book on cd, which I have put on my hardrive and converted into brf
> files.  I also take my own notes as well as use a notetaker.  This works for
> me because things are so visual and I am trying to catch up as well as pay
> attention to the concept being taught.  Good luck, hope that these
> suggestions will give you some ideas.
> Have a blessed day.
> Many Blessings, Warmly,
> Melissa and Pj
> I never change, I simply become more myself.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michelle Creedy" <michelle.creedy at gmail.com>
> To: <nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:02 PM
> Subject: [nobe-l] Questions from a Perspective Teacher
> Hello List
> My name is Michelle and I live in British Columbia Canada. I've
> finally decided to take the plunge and do what it takes to become a
> teacher of blind students. Fear has been holding me back for some time
> however I've had a wonderful boost in my attitudes and skills around
> blindness over the past year so some of the fears are no longer even
> worth pondering. I've been trying to figure out my path for some time
> now and after having some wonderful experiences volunteering this
> summer at an intensive for blind students I've decided this is the
> time!
> My focus will be elementary school aged children and I need to take a
> course called Math for Elementary School Teachers as part of the
> pre-requisits for the Teacher Education program. The thought of taking
> math courses scares the living daylights out of me because I was
> terrible in math at school but here we go. Braille is my primary
> medium especially when it comes to math and I'm wondering whether
> anyone has good suggestions on how I might either get the book
> transcribed or even get it in a form of E-Braille that is actually
> interpreted properly by my braille display.
> I'm also wondering if there are any of you who teach in the Washington
> or Portland areas? It would be wonderful to connect with someone who
> has actually done this successfully. At this point, I'm not as
> concerned about talking to someone who is a teacher of blind students
> as what I am with talking to someone who is in a classroom teaching
> sighted students. This is what I'll have to do in my practicum and
> teacher training and I know they will ask me a ton of questions as to
> how I'll accomplish particular tasks. I plan to start volunteering in
> the elementary school system as soon as possible again.
> I'm sure excited to have found this list! Hope you don't mind lots and
> lots of questions because trust me, I have many!
> Michelle
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