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School's starting! Ack! [Aug. 24th, 2006|09:03 pm]
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dragonlover6575
[Current Mood |stressedstressed]

Hi, there. I am sort of new to lj, and definitely to this community. I was just wondering how people are doing getting ready for the school year? Anyone start already?

Anyway, I teach Deaf students in Massachusetts. The school uses ASL and written English. I teach science. Are there any other science teachers out there?

I go back on Monday...not all that sure I am ready...worked all week in my classroom trying to get it semi-presentable (my boss is going to shoot me if I don't get it cleaned...unfortunately not there yet).

So, let me know about yourself. :-)
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Hmmmm.... [Jul. 13th, 2006|04:35 pm]
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slinky_girl
[Current Location |Cigg City]
[Current Mood |curiouscurious]
[Current Music |*311*]

So I'm curious, if people don't mind sharing (I promise not to stalk you- haha), since this is a deaf_education community, for those working in Deaf schools (or really students too).... where do you work (or where would you like to work if you're not quite at that point yet?) Well I guess really I want to know a bit more than that....

~Where? (Name of school and location, for those not familiar with the school)

~What form of communication is used at the school?

...I'm just curious what the range of people in this community is like.
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Last Night [Jul. 13th, 2006|09:42 am]
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explicitreality
[Current Mood |flirtyflirty]

Last night at the coffee house I met a few new people. I do almost weekly, it appears. Anyway, met a man who was 30, black, born in London, UK, moved to US and raised signing ASL. It was neat to meet a new people, especially one so talkative and quick to chat. Although, we differed on some points of view, it was generally interesting.

my concentration was lost last night. I couldn't seem to pick up the new signs that were handed to me. Ah, well. *shrug* Saturday is another day. At least I still remember the sign for "congratulations". For some reason that sign tickles me. who knows.


On the other side of the coin, the man happened to know (or said he knew) about TACID, up in Seattle. He says it's a pretty darn good group. I'm excited to move there...any advice to a person who will be new to the area is welcome!
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inroduction [Jul. 12th, 2006|08:17 pm]
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silentsongheart
Hello.My name is Leela and I am 17.

I am nonverbal(I cannot verbally speak)and I use American Sign Language to communicate.I aslo walk with a cane because I have problems with my left leg.

I am going to college soon to study to be a deaf education teacher.I am excited about that,too.That's all for now,bye!


Sincerely,Leela
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Hello? [Jun. 22nd, 2006|09:40 pm]
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explicitreality
[Current Mood |frustratedfrustrated]

Anyone in phoenix area?

I missed this wed night deaf coffee gathering due to having to pick mom up, and I am feeling the loss. However, it just means that Saturday morning will be that much better, because there will be things to talk about.

Last wednesday night was good fun...met a lot of people and ran into some old friends. I learned a few new signs,and I really enjoy that.

Found out tonight that a friend from wed night was absent for the last few weeks due to some mix up, and he ended up in prison. I don't have all the details, but I know that he represented himself in court due to no interpreter being available. WTF? I know that interpreters are hard to come by, but, that's just ridiculous.

I know i'm missing an important part of the story, but the very idea has fueled the fire to get nationally certified....language should never be a barrier. I so badly want to improve my fluency...

*sigh*
time and hard work...it's the time part that kills me.
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Anyone out there? [Jun. 4th, 2006|07:49 pm]
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explicitreality
Deaf event...social....um...thingy.

Saturday morning I went to the Biltmore Coffee Plantation and hung with Michelle (who is an amazing woman, my former teacher of 1 year, and a great deal of fun), several former classmates, and some good friends from Wed. nights.

Michelle always has a funny story (or 10) about her children/family/life...so she kicked it off, and then we kinda broke up into smaller groups and had a lot of fun just chatting. I only stumbled and stuttered a few times.

I miss signing, though, so I'm going to make a habit of going to wed nights again. I was sad that the people who said they were coming didn't. I hate when people do that. If you're not coming, just say so.

If you're in the Phoenix area, drop me a line, if you're interested.
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Languages [Jun. 1st, 2006|09:44 pm]
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respectyoda
Here is a simple picture for all of you to understand the issues of different languages that are used in the deaf culture such as residental schools, mainstreamed schools, deaf events, and so on. Keep in mind that the only two true languages are English and ASL while other languages are considered language tools. If you have any questions regarding this diagram, feel free to ask me.

ASL CONTINUUM





x-posted to deaf community
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ezboard message board [May. 20th, 2006|07:35 pm]
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emmajeanl
Here is a link to a message board that deserves to be looked at.
It is very quiet there but I think that it has some great ideas and boards to post to.
Thanks :)

http://p079.ezboard.com/bbibieducationnetwork
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Good times [May. 8th, 2006|08:10 pm]
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explicitreality
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Went to the mall randomly yesterday and ran into a Deaf friend from Wednesday night. It was a lot of fun, and i was quite pleased that he recognized me, since we'd only met once.

also made a new friend from it. She's in ASL class at her high school. fun stuff.
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HELP ME NEED!!! [May. 8th, 2006|04:38 pm]
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quietpathos
I need serious tutoring help.

I am on the East Side of Cincinnati (Symmes/Montgomery/Blue Ash), and need an ASL tutor for the summer.

The needed qualifications are:
Be either a Certified Teacher Of The Deaf,
or Certified ASL teacher

ASL not Signed English

If anyone knows anyone or would like to help, email me at kozmicblueskid@gmail.com.

ASL is very important to me and I am considering majoring in Deaf Education, so...
Please help me if you can.
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