Today’s advice is simple: if you have trouble seeing, hearing, moving, etc. – tell your teacher!
When I know a student of mine has trouble seeing, I can easily make fonts bigger on the computer screen, projector, and on hand-outs.
When I know that a student has trouble hearing, I can easily make sure to write down key points, speak a bit more loudly, and check for understanding.
When I know that one of my students has trouble moving, I can easily change classroom activities so that they don’t have to go anywhere. They can stay still and comfortable.
If I don’t know about these issues? I don’t change anything. And my students are uncomfortable and under-served.
Please let us know what you need!
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