|SignWriting List Forum|
Stefan Woehrmann |
Date: Sat Jul 1, 2000 9:53 am
Subject: Re: Getting Started
" I would really like to understand more about what I am doing before I implement this with any of my students."
I can understand that very well. Just answer to yourself the question : Why do you want to use SW ?
When I started - almost a year ago - I read all the messages and reports in the teachers forum. The spirit and content helped me to find my orientation.
So if there is a vague idea that SW could be a supportive element in teaching deaf students - it would be helpfull to understand the general principle - we discussed here so many times.
To learn to read and write SW is just a matter of studying the offered materials and for you it´s much easier because everything is written, explained and shown in English adapted to ASL. In addition to that your first SW Dictionary is part of the Computer -Programm.
It helps to be a little bit crazy about SW to overcome the first phase of frustration if things seem to progress sooooo slowly - (I mean especially the writing aspect !! )
But in the end - you´ll see - it helps a lot to support your students .