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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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 As teachers of students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, it is important to recognize that we may be a child's teacher for the majority of their K-12 school career. With this responsibility, we must expect and provide the same magic that Day 1 holds throughout the school year. It is very important for us to work through those guaranteed bad days, and continue to find the magic for our students. While I was a classroom teacher, I found it easier to maintain the magic for my students if I remembered that it is guaranteed for things to go wrong at some point. My experiences taught me that by staying calm during these times, I could learn from them. I tried to remember that all things could be fixed in the long run. Mistakes and disasters were an opportunity to learn something new, and to become a better teacher. The last thing that I tried to remember school year after school year was that while my job as a TVI/COMS was never complete, I had solace in the fact that it was never boring. I commend each of you who are so dedicated to making the lives of our students enriched, fulfilled, and successful. Please utilize the DVIDB organization as your sounding board, support system, and collector of ideas as you make a difference in a child's life. I wish everyone a happy and successful school year. 10

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