The opinions expressed here are the personal views of Karl Fisch and do not (necessarily) reflect the views of my employer.
An excellent post Karl. Thanks for sharing that.I have a fair bit of experience working with students with mild to severe needs, and I am pretty sensitive to perceptions. I'll be sharing this video too!I'm not sure if you have seen this video yet, or not, but I thought I would share as it is of a similar theme.In My Language, found on youtube at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnylM1hI2jcCheersSandy
The cleverness of this video proves Tyler's point precisely.Also, as I anticipate the absence of basic skills classes next year, I will keep close to my lesson plans Tyler's emphasis on ability, not disability.
I showed the video to my class and they responded positively. When I was showing it to another teacher, some of her students saw a few seconds of the video after the switch and one of the boys commented, "He's a retard." For every human helping (or getting out of the way) of those like Tyler, there is another putting up barriers. This video reminds me which side I need to choose>
This was an amazing video. Thanks for sharing it.