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Poeppelmeyer, Diana; Reichert, Lynn – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2015
Support for parents who wish to develop communication skills is critical. When parents have communication with their children, they are better able to express their concerns, expectations, and support. Bonding with children--and their social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic development--depends on communication with those who love them. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sign Language, Family Programs, Parent Education
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Hayes, Christopher – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
For the deaf or hard of hearing student in the mainstream--today's environment where all children are expected to learn more, produce more, and be assessed more--the high pressure coupled with low expectations can be overwhelming. Since many students with hearing loss have difficulty speaking and using English, administrators and mainstream…
Descriptors: Expectation, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Williams, Carl B. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Carl Williams writes in this article that effective teachers possess a repertoire of critical skills associated with student achievement. As one might expect, these skills relate to planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction. However, there is one indispensable component that is not a skill in the traditional sense; nonetheless, it is an…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Educational Practices, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Stelmack, Amie A. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Shortly after discovering that her youngest daughter was deaf, Amie Stelmack began hearing frightening statistics about children who were deaf. Many people--including professionals--told her about shocking statistics. The statistics indicated that deaf children often did not read beyond upper elementary level. They seemed to suggest that this…
Descriptors: Expectation, Child Rearing, Deafness, Mothers
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Palmberg, Greta; Rask, Kendra – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Looking back on a course they had designed, the authors recognized that the catalyst to success was the commitment to incorporating five course components: (1) substantial instructional minutes; (2) authentic academic reading material; (3) various instructional groupings; (4) instruction on vocabulary; and (5) background knowledge, and modeling of…
Descriptors: Reading Readiness, Teacher Expectations of Students, Curriculum Design, Time Factors (Learning)
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Tucker, James E. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
The field of K-12 deaf education today continues to be fractured by ideological camps. A newcomer to the field quickly learns that the controversies related to language, communication, and instructional approaches continue to rage after almost 200 years of contentious debate. Much attention is given to auditory and speech development as well as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy
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Williams, Roger; Williams, Sherry – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Author and husband, Roger Williams, is hearing and signs fluently, and author and wife, Sherry Williams, is deaf and uses both speech and signs, although she is most comfortable signing. As parents of six children--deaf and hearing--they are determined to encourage their children to do their best, and they always set their expectations high. They…
Descriptors: Expectation, Parent Aspiration, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Neria, Christy M. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
As a result of the implementation--and rigor--of the Common Core State Standards, many educators are looking for a different teaching approach to make content accessible to all students. Successful implementation of these standards for deaf and hard of hearing students can be achieved through what Christy Neria calls the "Five E's."…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Deafness
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Timperlake, Benna Hull; Sanders, Genelle Timperlake – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
In some ways raising deaf or hard of hearing children is no different than raising hearing children; expectations must be established and periodically tweaked. Benna Hull Timperlake, who with husband Roger, raised two hearing children in addition to their deaf daughter, Genelle Timperlake Sanders, and Genelle, now a deaf professional, share their…
Descriptors: Expectation, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Partial Hearing
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Simms, Laurene E. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
This article describes the power of the word "CAN". The author, Laurene E. Simms reports that as a poor, black, deaf youngster her teacher's facial expressions conveyed their feelings that she was of low IQ and mentally retarded, however two persons had a positive impact on her, her father and 7th grade math teacher. They challenged…
Descriptors: Parent Aspiration, Child Rearing, Beliefs, Deafness
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MacGlaughlin, Heidi M.; Mertens, Donna M. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
This article discusses the experience of recent graduates' part of a study from the master's program at Gallaudet University. New teachers for deaf students with disabilities report they simply were not prepared for the low expectations communicated by school principals or the exclusionary practices faced in the school community. They…
Descriptors: Expectation, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Career Readiness
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Santini, Joseph – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
This article describes a teachers reflections on the matter of student expectations. Santini begins with a common understanding of the "Pygmalion effect" from research projects conducted in earlier years that intimated "people's expectations could influence other people in the world around them." In the world of deaf…
Descriptors: Expectation, Reflection, Teacher Expectations of Students, Deafness
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Egbert, Lisalee D.; LaMarr, Todd; Hossler, Tami; Davenport, Carrie; Crace, Jodee – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
The authors present a positive outlook for deaf and hard of hearing children in meeting the high expectations set before them. Like all children, deaf and hard of hearing children thrive in environments that support and promote healthy ways of thinking. When individuals have healthy ways of thinking, they have what researchers call a "growth…
Descriptors: Expectation, Thinking Skills, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Mockler, Kimberly – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
As a teacher of the deaf as well as the classroom teacher, Kimberly Mockler works very closely with the teacher of the visually impaired. This involves sharing ideas, resources, and lesson plans for the deaf/blind students. Their lessons and goals are very similar and overlap in several areas. A major challenge for both of them is maintaining high…
Descriptors: Expectation, Deaf Blind, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork
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Palmberg, Greta; Rask, Kendra – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Vocational Education, Community Training, and Occupational Relations Program (VECTOR) serves a variety of students with disabilities, about one-third of whom are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf/blind. As part of what the federal government calls a "traditionally underserved population," these students come from the homes of immigrants and…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Achievement, Disadvantaged
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