[nobe-l] being a teacher and having to compromise on beliefs

Corey Grandstaff corey.grandstaff at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 00:54:51 UTC 2014

I understand where you are coming from, but I would agree with the other
posts you are receiving, you should transcribe word for word.

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my name is Kayla James. I'm 22 and think I have a call to teach. I do not
know whether to become a TVI or just a regular teacher though. I just know
that I'd like to work with kids.
As I was considering the career of TVI (Annie Sullivan and Samuel Howe are
some of my heroes in this area) a question came to my mind. TVI's (I know
from experience of being student to quite a few) work in public and state
schools. What if a student of mine (perhaps somewhere between third and
fifth grade) brings a Science test to me and needs it transcribed. And what
if it has something to do with Evolution in it.
Now, I am a conservative Christian and stand firmly on the grounds of
Creation. If I transcribe that test and hand it to that child, what am I
saying to that child? As much as I'd love to work with kids and being
totally blind myself, I know I'd do very well at this job, but Jesus Christ
must come first in my work.
If I become a regular school teacher I could go to a Christian school and
work and not have to worry. But I guess I am asking this to all of the TVI's
who do not mind sharing their religious convictions about it.
I also have a question about become a vision rehabilitation
teacher/therapist (however you phrase it). I get the joys of TVI life, but
are there VRT's that work with children? Please help.

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