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

Jasmine jasmine.kotsay at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 08:13:43 UTC 2014

I am not a TBI, but I do have a little bit of an opinion. If you transcribe the test and handed to the child, you will not be putting your beliefs in it, it is just a test that needs to be transcribed. That's all. Hope this helps,

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> On Sep 5, 2014, at 8:12 AM, Kayla James via nobe-l <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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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