“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I believe that statement is incorrect since learning is something we do every day. As a teacher, I believe learning is a powerful tool that can guide us through life. I am passionate about my work, and I enjoy teaching others new things. I recognize that every student has potential, and I delight in exploring and developing it.
American Sign Language (ASL) is the focus of my learning and now teaching career. This language has been a part of my life for ten years, and I am now fluent. My past experiences include: interpreting at my church, taking several classes at local schools and colleges, and teaching the language to young children. I am passionate about my career and am constantly seeking out new ways to improve my skill.
I can instruct my students in the basics of the language along with the adjoining culture. ASL cannot be learned a knowledge of Deaf culture. Saying that would be akin to stating a game of football is complete without the play book. The culture explains the rules and expectations of Deaf people. I have found Deaf people to be warm and welcoming. ASL is a language unlike any other and is fun and interesting to learn. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you and introducing you to the Deaf world.
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