September 20, 2011
What a remarkable message - and what a remarkable person you are - skilled in ASL and Braille and chemistry and mathematics - very impressive indeed - A former professor from Gallaudet University? my goodness - how fascinating your life story would be - you need to write about all your experiences teaching Deaf students at Gallaudet, and then when the Deaf President Now movement occurred, how it changed your life - and working with Braille - I am amazed truly -
By the way, Adam is an interpreter for the Deaf-Blind as well ....
I wept at the story of Eve Carson - I did not know about her story - what a tragedy - and how beautiful she was and so brilliant - I read about it here:
She has just touched my life, and I will always remember her now -
Thank you for being on our SignWriting List, Bob -
On Sep 20, 2011, at 10:44 AM, Bob Gotwals wrote:
> I teach in a specialized high school for nerd science and math kids. I taught at Gallaudet until DPN, and the faculty made it VERY uncomfortable for hearing people (yes, even ones like me that were near-native fluent in ASL). I moved to teach in another specialized high school just outside of DC, now in NC, continuing my work with academically gifted kids.
> I've also been a Braille transcriber and teacher for many MANY years, starting when I was 7. Still doing SOME Braille, but, like ASL, there isn't much call for either in a geek high school like mine.
> I have occasion to teach ASL on campus, mostly as an enrichment activity. We had a deaf kid last year, now at NTID, and I taught him ASL so he could transition to NTID more smoothly.
> Eve Carson, by the way, was the student body president at UNC-Chapel Hill, who as abducted from her home late at night, taken out, and killed execution-style. Her death still haunts many of us who live in the area.
> On 9/20/11 1:18 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> September 20,2011
>> Hello Bob!
>> What impressive books you have written...
>> I found your web page:
>> Robert Gotwals, Chemistry, NCSSM
>> I am happy to get to know more about your teaching and publishing. I am not a medicinal chemist (smile) nor a student of theoretical chemistry, but I can imagine your books are needed for your students and for teachers, and I bet they were a big job to write...
>> I also like the statements you have at the bottom of your email...the first one by Eve Carson especially hits home for me - finding the joy in life means so much -
>> Do you have Deaf students, or ASL signing students? I would assume so...
>> Val ;-)
>> On Sep 20, 2011, at 9:12 AM, Bob Gotwals wrote:
>>> On 9/20/11 12:04 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>>> And I am interested in your book, Bob. Can you tell us more about it. What is its title? I would like to buy a copy too...
>>>> Val ;-)
>>> LOL! You won't like ANY of MY books!
>>> 1. A Student Guide to Computational Quantum Chemistry
>>> 2. A Student Guide to Computational Mouse Genomics
>>> 3. Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry for High School Students
>>> I'm a theoretical chemist...... :-)
>>> Robert Gotwals, Chemistry Educator
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
>>> 1219 Broad Street
>>> (919) 416-2774
>>> “Learn from every single being, experience, and moment. What joy it is to search for lessons and goodness and enthusiasm in others.”
>>> Eve Carson (1985-2008)
>>> “You can find the key to success under the alarm clock.”
>>> Ben Franklin
>>> "We are reaching the stage where the problems we must solve are going to become insoluble without computers. I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
>>> Issac Asimov
>>> "He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being." Paul Tillich
> Robert Gotwals, Chemistry Educator
> [log in to unmask]
> The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
> 1219 Broad Street
> (919) 416-2774
> “Learn from every single being, experience, and moment. What joy it is to search for lessons and goodness and enthusiasm in others.”
> Eve Carson (1985-2008)
> “You can find the key to success under the alarm clock.”
> Ben Franklin
> "We are reaching the stage where the problems we must solve are going to become insoluble without computers. I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
> Issac Asimov
> "He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being." Paul Tillich