What are the positives of mainstream schools?
No writing on the blackboard?!?!?!?/I went to a mainstream school and a PHU (Partial hearing unit). Socially the PHU was better. It was good to have other hearing impaired kids to be friends with. Accademically it wasn't so good as we didn't learn any sign language (it was all strictly oral) and the teachers expected me to listen with hearing aids without even writing on the blackboard which happened more at my first mainstream school.
Oh yeah... in elementary school, they did write on board sometimes for math and learning english sentence structure... but never did spelling words (and why I failed several quizzes in 6th grade. Parents and I finally convinced teacher to write them on board at the beginning of the week so we could copy them to study. Friday she gave them orally for quiz (oh yay... but by that point I knew what to listen for then guess best I could- grades did improve tho...).No writing on the blackboard?!?!?!?/
Showing my age — whiteboards did not exist when I was in elementary and high school. Blackboards were used in both though.
Hm so my guessimate of the 1990s is about right... asking a friend of mine who is 48 (can't ask her hubby who is a bit younger as he's out at sea right now).In middle school and high schools, they used whiteboards, but I hate it when their big markers ran out.
I remember my older half-brother saying most of his writing, science and math classes in their schools have been updated except the music and art departments.Hm so my guessimate of the 1990s is about right... asking a friend of mine who is 48 (can't ask her hubby who is a bit younger as he's out at sea right now).