ASL is a gift. It is my purpose to share this gift.
Adrian 4 ASL "As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs. And as long as we have our films, we can preserve signs in their old purity. It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people."â€”George Veditz, 1913
Wed, Jan 29 2020
Change is the only constant. Growth requires change.
Adrian 4 ASL Creator unknown.Â Â
Wed, Jan 29 2020
We learn best when we teach. Our students need active...
Adrian 4 ASL Ellen Langer - The Power of Mindful Learning
Wed, Jan 29 2020
Welding & ASL - What could these two fields have in...
Adrian 4 ASL Hello Folks,I just had a chat with my learning partner, Spenser, through Video Relay Service - Iâ€™m Deaf and heâ€™s hearing and doesnâ€™t sign. Â This is for the PIDP3210 Foundations of Adult Education course weâ€™re both doing. Â We discussed trends we see in our fields. Â Interestingly enough there is an increasing technological learning component in both of our f...
Mon, Jul 22 2019
Adrian 4 ASL Hi Everybody,I was going through the Provincial Instructor Diploma classmates' blogs and came across Kevin Tay's "Two teachers is better than one" --- blog post was a reflection on a skype conversation he with his assignment partner on trends in Adult Education - hence the title of the post. While his post was not related to co-teaching, it sparked an interest in me ...
Sat, Jul 20 2019
Hey ASL Teachers,I just tried a new activity in my beginner...
Adrian 4 ASL Hey ASL Teachers,I just tried a new activity in my beginner ASL class today. I'm pleased with how it went and would like to share with you what I did.Â You know the usual thing is to teach students how to spell their names and how to sign "What is your name?" "My name is -----"Â and "Nice to Meet you".Â Â Today I gave out an "attendance sheet" and told them they ha...
Tue, Jul 16 2019
Great example of using prior knowledge to learn something...
Adrian 4 ASL Check this video out. It's a great example of using prior knowledge to learn something new!https://gfycat.com/weightyarcticanemone
Fri, Jul 12 2019
Does splitting sleep improve long-term memory in...
Adrian 4 ASL The Independent: Over-achieving singaporeans second place for most sleep deprived Article: Does splitting sleep improve long-term memory in chronically sleep deprived adolescents?Global News: Canada third most sleep-deprived country: study Brittanica's Definition of Adolescence
Wed, Jul 03 2019
Netflix Recommendation: Memory Games
Adrian 4 ASL Hi Folks,Are you excited about learning? I defitenly am! Do I ever have a Netflix recommendation for you:Â Memory Games.Â Â The average brain is soooooooo amazing!https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9235070/Excited Adrian
Wed, Jul 03 2019
Adrian 4 ASL Hi Folks,In case you were wondering if you can use stuff I post on my blog or vlog - please go ahead.Â Â I post this stuff to be shared with the world. Whenever you use my artwork or link to my vlogs - please include this [link] link so people can have the opportunity to go through stuff I've posted here.Happy Interneting! Adrian
Wed, Jul 03 2019
A Current Trend in Adult Education: Online Learning
Adrian 4 ASL Hi Folks,For my blog post on a current trend in adult education, I am using Faculty Focus website to find articles on online classrooms and online learning.Â I am keen to learn more about this topic because I'm doing an online course for the first time and am thinking about the possibility of being an ASL teacher online.This article "What We Can Learn from Unsuccessf...
Tue, Jul 02 2019
TRENDING! Why Bill C-81 Matters
Adrian 4 ASL This has been all over my facebook lately so I figured I would share this to spread awareness. Â The Canadian Deaf community is overjoyed with the milestone of BIll C-81 passing into law on June 24th 2019. Canada now recognizes ASL, LSQ, and Indigenous Sign Languages as the primary languages of Deaf --- appreciate why this matters so much, one needs to be aware of La...
Sun, Jun 30 2019
A re-introduction might be in order...
Adrian 4 ASL Hello!Â I started this blog when I was a student in ASL & Literacy Instructor Program at George Brown College back in 2006. I'm still Adrian and am still passionate about ASL. I trust this explains the name of this "Adrian4ASL" blog. Oh, I'm also still Deaf... that part is definitely not going to ever change.Â Since my last post in 2008, I've moved back to British ...
Sun, Jun 30 2019
Wow, it's a 606 * !!
Adrian 4 ASL It's a 606 * !!Do you get it? If you got it, you know some ASL!
Wed, Oct 01 2008
Toddler Twins signing ASL!
Adrian 4 ASL In Fall of 1980, Roger and I were 1 1/2 year old. We were in Montreal with Dad and he took us to visit Grandpa's workplace at CBC Studio. In the studio, we could see ourselves on the TV besides the videocamera. We could see what you see in the videoclip and we are signing about what we see. Observe how we already have right-hand dominance in our ASL signing and how th...
Tue, Sep 09 2008
Adrian 4 ASL Hi all, This is a contest! Who can best use ASL to describe sound to me? I'm a totally deaf person. Cheers! Adrian
Sat, Aug 09 2008
One of Kind: ASL & Literacy Instructor Program
Adrian 4 ASL I just completed 2 years of studies in the ASL & Literacy Instructor Program (ALIP) at George Brown College (GBC) here in Toronto. I made this video promo for ALIP to be shown at the annual Mayfest (deaf expo event) last year at the GBC booth. It was shown again this year. I thought it would be a good idea to upload it and share it with everybody. I've throughly enjoy...
Wed, May 21 2008
Unlimited Efficiency of ASL!
Adrian 4 ASL Another example of the unlimited efficiency of ASL! ASL can be used through glass barriers as demostrated in the elevator at the DeafRead Conference!
Tue, Feb 05 2008
Efficiency of ASL!
Adrian 4 ASL I realized at the DeafRead conference that the Deaf & our natural sign language can do 2 workshops in 1 room!! How efficient!
Mon, Feb 04 2008
Hairclips for better ASL!
Adrian 4 ASL Have you got long hair or bangs that keep getting in your face while you sign? A small invesment in hairclips could improve your expressive ASL! I have noticed that some sign language students and, even, interpreters do not notice the role that their hairdos may play in their ability to express themselves in ASL. When signers have hair styles that easily falls in fr...
Mon, Jan 28 2008
Recent Experience with Death
Adrian 4 ASL Recently I had an experience with death that has left a lasting impression on me that will not leave me anytime soon. I found that my being Deaf is a significant factor in the experience because there are communication issues that arise. Since then, I’ve thought more about the circumstances of my own death. I want to share about what happened, what would have helped, ...
Sun, Jan 20 2008
Earplugs for better ASL!
Adrian 4 ASL ASL is natural for Deaf people because it is a visual language, requiring no sound. Why do Deafies who learn ASL later in life, seem to pick it up much quickly than their hearing counterparts? Because they don't have sounds distracting them? If the Hearies insist that Deaf people wear hearing devices so they can learn English aurally, and in turn, speak English.. ......
Tue, Jan 15 2008
ASL's Anti-Lip Solution!
Adrian 4 ASL A response to David Kerr's inquiry for an anti-lip program to get ASL signers to not mouth English during signing. My simple soltion: Use Water! Click here David Kerr's original post and the comments.
Sat, Dec 29 2007
Deaf in Heaven
Adrian 4 ASL I remember from my childhood a strong feeling of wanting to keep my Deaf identity when go to Heaven.
Fri, Dec 21 2007
Vlogs & Blogs for Bi-Bi Education!
Adrian 4 ASL I use Jim Cumming's Theory of "The Relationship between American Sign Language Proficency and English Academic Development" to make a case that Vlogs & Blogs are the best thing ever for Bi-Bi Education of the Deaf!*there is a typo of Jim Cumming's last name in the vlog. My apologies. Receptive Quiz:Language Theory: Deaf tend to use _________ as 1st language to le...
Thu, Dec 13 2007
Temporal Aspect in ASL
Adrian 4 ASL I explain the four possible temporal aspects used to show an action in ASL. 1. Regularly 2. Frequently 3. Over a prolonged time period 4. Over & over again Receptive quiz:What do all languages have the ability to discuss?What are the three verbs I used as examples after showing the four temporal aspects?What are the two suggested assignments?
Wed, Dec 12 2007
Discourse Re-tell: Some Thoughts on Fingerspelling
Adrian 4 ASL Receptive Quiz:Where is Some Thoughts on Fingerspelling story from?What is the name of person that signed the story?What are the examples of natural fingerspelling?What is an example of unnatural fingerspelling?What are the 4 rules of when fingerspelling would be used? What can hearing people do to better learn fingerspelling?Where can you order the video with Some Th...
Sun, Dec 09 2007
ASLTA's Code of Ethics, Prinicple # 2: Teaching/Pedagogical...
Adrian 4 ASL Receptive Quiz:I did this vlog as an assignment for what course?What does the acronym ASLTA stand for?Where can you find the ASLTA's Code of Ethics?How many principles are there in the ASLTA's Code of Ethics?When teaching ASL 101 there needs to be adequate opportunity for what?How can a teacher stay current and up to date on teaching strategies?When I list methods a ...
Sun, Dec 09 2007
Idiom: "Straight from the horse's mouth"
Adrian 4 ASL What does the idiom "straight from the horse's mouth" mean? Where did it come from? All those years I thought it had to do with the trade of horses and not with racing horses! Fun to unlearn something!
Wed, Nov 28 2007 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Fun Fingerspelling Backwards!
Adrian 4 ASL Thanks you elders of the Deaf Community the fun hertiage of fingerspelling backwards! There are ways to make it more challenging; doing longer words, doing it while walking backwards, doing it in lexicialized signing style instead of letter by letter.
Sat, Nov 24 2007
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