Hi everyone! In today’s video, I talk about the qualities of some of the most amazing k-12 teachers I have had to help awesome teachers out there who aren’t sure how to teach a disabled student. The first half of the video discusses the mindset that an awesome teacher for students with disabilities has, and the second half of the video gives some more specific tips and tricks for teaching blind/VI students.
In my opinion, the first half of this video is way more important than the second. If you have the right mindset, you can be a great teacher for a student with a disability, even if you don’t know much about their disability at first. That said, I’ve gotten a lot of requests from teachers to give some more specific pointers on teaching blind/VI students, so I do this in the second half of the video. That said, take what I say in the second half of the video with a grain of salt because every blind person is different and has different needs. Ultimately, your student should be able to advocate for the specific things that they need. That said, I hope this can help give you some ideas.
I’m sure every teacher watching this video is already an amazing teacher, so thank you for caring so much about your students to take the time to learn more about their disability! You rock, and your students are so lucky to have you 🙂
13:00 Specific Tips & Tricks
24:24 More Resources