Snow Days in Atlanta
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp I know it has been a while since I've posted here on my blog.For that...I am sorry.Anyhoo, I am chilling at home with my boys due to a horrible winter storm in the south.We have been "snowed" in since Tues due quick moving snow storm and cold temperatures. Here in the south we don't deal with snow very often, so as you can imagine, this caused terrible problems.Yester...
Thu, Jan 30 2014
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Students respond to:Â Cleveland Kidnapper Commits Suicide - September 9, 2013The man who held three women captive for years has committedsuicide in his prison cell.://www.oicmovies.com/video.php?vid=3287&msg=1
Tue, Oct 08 2013
FREE IPAD workshops for (7/9/2013)
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Â Â Free iPad Resources - Online Webinars [link] iPhoneography for the Classroom Tuesday, July 09, 2013 @ 10:00:00 AM EDT Today's mobile devices have cameras that rival the image quality of more expensive traditional cameras. Amid concerns about copyright and digital citizenship, students can use these devices to capture their own images for presentat...
Fri, Jul 05 2013
No Tears This Year
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Today was the final day of school for my Deaf students. I have been doing this teaching thing for some time now & it was first time I didn't shed tears as the buses pulled away. In the 15 years of teaching, I was elated to see those buses leave the school yard. I have had such a tedious year, I felt such a sense of relief when the students left. I can remember the yea...
Fri, May 24 2013
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2013!!!
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp TODAY ONLY FREE CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH VALID SCHOOL ID Â Panera BreadÂ - Teachers get a free bagel. Must have staff ID. MORE DEALS FOR YOU! Barnes and Noble- 25% off Michael's - 15% OFF Chipotle Mexican Grill:Â Bring your school ID to any Chipotle on May 7th from 4 p.m. to close and get a buy one/get one free burrito, b...
Tue, May 07 2013
Yo, hand me a neck brace!
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp I am at home in bed with issues!Yep.I have been off of work for the past few days due to illness and a strange problem with my neck.I am currently battling aÂ bacterialÂ respiratory infection, but most annoying is the problem of my neck.I have never thought of myself of having a big head, but over the past few weeks, my neck has had the most difficult time keeping my ...
Tue, Apr 30 2013
My Review of ECE ASL/English Bilingual Summit
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Sharing my experience from the Early Childhood Bilingual ASL/English Summit. Feel free to leave your comments and feedback.Â Thanks
Mon, Apr 01 2013
My Most Important Job To Date
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Normally I don't post my family life on my blog, but here it goes...My blog typically speaks about the crazy and exciting life of an educator/interpreter but today I must speak about the most valued job ever; being a mom. While I type this out on my trusty IPhone, I am not 100%. I have been put on antibodics as well as steroids. My youngest has a fever with bronchitis...
Thu, Oct 11 2012
SIM-COM: a response to Ella Mae Lentz
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Let's discuss the ole dirty word, "SIM-COM."I would love to hear from current educators for the Deaf on this topic.
Tue, Sep 25 2012
Pulling me through...ASL interpretation
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp I haven't posted any songs recently, so I was in the mood tonight.God truly will never leave or forsake you. I just wanted to share this with all of you. No matter what you are experiencing now...God see you and cares.Be encouraged!
Sun, Sep 09 2012
Using technology in Education
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Social Media has taken over our everyday lives and education is no different. Today's classrooms are very different from those when I was growing up. I remember my classes in middle school having large text books, a green chalk board and a great teacher. Today's classrooms house Smart Boards, Elmos (document cameras), IPADS, Smart Responders, Ebooks, and digital camer...
Mon, Sep 03 2012
Are teachers the worst pack-rats?
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Are teachers the worst pack-rats?07/24/2012 I wonder how many educators are "pack-rats?" "Pack-rats, not only in physical manifestation of papers, books, and just plain ole STUFF, but "pack-rat" in the mind too.We'll folks, I'm here to confess, that WAS me. (emphasis on the former tense).This week I am on a marathon run of the beginnings of organiz...
Wed, Jul 25 2012
Silent Weekend 2012
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Sat, Jul 07 2012
Technology DEALS for Educators!!!!! Hurry before it's too...
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Hey there my fellow educatorsI love shopping, but most importantly, I love finding incredible deals.As a school teacher in the social media age, it's important to keep up with the times. If you are going to be a good teacher, you must incorporate technology. Especially if you teach Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.Here you will find some astounding deals fo...
Thu, Jul 05 2012
Black ASL is Beautiful!
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp I was fortunate to hear Dr. Joseph Hill speak regarding the research done on Black ASL. The research done by Dr. Joseph Hill, Dr. Ceil Lucas, Dr. Carolyn McCaskill and Robert Bayley is groundbreaking. The variations of ASL including the history and use of black ASL is fascinating and deserves more attention. I spoke with a group of middle aged black De...
Thu, Jun 14 2012
Today I was NOT invisible.
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Today after church, one of my students whom I and another interpreter taught ASL to, presented me with a framed photo that he took of me a few Sundays ago. Here it is...I must say...this was one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received. I interpret because I am passionate about providing quality accessible service for Deaf people. I am never looking to&nbs...
Sun, Jun 10 2012
A Teacher's Reflection: Fireworks at a Middle School
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp School's Out for Summer!!!As an educator, summers are my time to rejuvenate after 180 days of attitudes, lesson plans, fire drills and a whole bunch of other duties.Over the summer my goal is to assess the successes I was a part of during the previous year. One success, that I am extremely proud of is having students do well on a state mandated test, not nor...
Wed, May 30 2012
"Do No Harm"
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp A friend shared this article with me today. This is the proof that our approach to early intervention of Deaf children and their parents need to be completely revamped. [link] read the portion titled Medical Acts that Harm Our first line of defense needs to be the...
Fri, May 11 2012
I should have Nipped it in the Bud!
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp My fellow interpreters...Please offer some insight. I am new to the field of interpreting. I have been teaching a while (12yrs), but interpreting has only been sporadic for the past 4 years. I have made many mistakes along this journey, and I expect to make mistakes until I leave this Earth. My goal is to learn from those mistakes. Here is ...
Thu, May 10 2012
For DEAF: Bad Experience?
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp This week in school (mainstream program), our D/HH department discussed some of the social rules for Deaf people and "touch."A native user of ASL mentioned to me that there is a common complaint of Deaf people who do not liked being touched on their backs. She made clear, that politely tapping the shoulder is an acceptable form of getting the other person's attention,...
Sat, Apr 21 2012
Deaf Expo in ATL
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Today was Deaf Expo here in Atlanta. I didn't think was would be able to go, due to Jo's pneumonia. He was doing better enough for me to get away for a few hours. This is my fourth Deaf Expo, and they are typically the same; huge crowds of eager Deaf folk chatting it up with friends they haven't seen in years. It is also a place for newbies to brush up on express...
Tue, Apr 17 2012
Eye Gaze and more Constructed Action Dialogue Practice
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Personal StoryAn attempt to include components of CA/CD. Feedback Please.
Tue, Apr 17 2012
How do you convey this one? Huh?
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Today I was stumped. While in class, I was teaching about 1920s and "The Great Migration," and while explaining and scaffolding on the word migration. I recognized I had a problem. My problem was this: while teaching the kids what the word migrate meant, I used a common visual example of the term. I told the kids that when they see birds during the late fall flyi...
Tue, Apr 17 2012
Terping A Cruise is FAB!!
My Two Jobs: Teach and Terp Add captionHello Guys!I am just returning from interpreting my FIRST cruise. What a spectacular adventure! I feel so blessed to have worked on beautiful islands with such wonderful people. I am learning that working as an interpreter, opens doors otherwise not available to the general population.Labadee, HaitiWe visited Falmouth, Haiti, Ladadee, Jamaica, Grand C...
Tue, Apr 17 2012
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