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
“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.”
"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."
"He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being." Paul Tillich