The Life Itinerant: Glimpses of my first year as a TOD

"Are they nailed in?" a nine-year-old boy asks my student after she gives a presentation about her cochlear implants. "What?" She can't see his lips from across the room and the class is restless. "Are there nails?" "No!" She laughs. "Do you miss being able to hear, or are you used to it?" another student asks.... Continue Reading →

Teaching the Deaf — The deal with language

"Oh wow, that sounds rewarding." "Do you know sign language?" "Ohh deaf education.  I thought you said "death" education." These are the three most common replies I encounter when telling someone about my current studies.  The third one is actually the most common, and usually followed by the first -- apparently educating people about death is currently... Continue Reading →

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