Division on Visual Impairments

DVI Quarterly Volume 59(4)

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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President's Message Diane Pevsner The first day of a school year is always filled with excitement. Students usually arrive in their new classrooms wearing new clothes, carrying a new book bag stuffed with new school supplies. The expectations are high on the first day of school. For a successful school year it is very important to maintain that excitement. When I think about the opening of schools for teachers I am reminded of a quote my friend Paula Tapia shares frequently (I apologize for not knowing the original author), "some professionals enter their career for the income while teachers enter their career for the outcomes." Most teachers enter the new school year with the hope of making a difference. The beginning of school is packed with expectations for everyone involved. 9

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