Are you an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing? This job can be tough! There isn’t a lot of training out there on how to be an ITINERANT Teacher of the Deaf. And, yet, this role is VERY different from a classroom Teacher of the Deaf position. To add to the challenge of not having formal training on how to do the job, many times as an itinerant, you are just given the job, without much direction, support or resources. This is because the person who gives you the job usually has no experience as an itinerant and you may be the only itinerant teacher in the district.
As the Founder of the Online Itinerant, I connect with literally hundreds of itinerant teachers regularly and hear their frustrations and their challenges. You are feeling frustrated in this role, you are not alone! And, if you are new to the role, I have some tips to offer to help you.
Below are, in my opinion, the biggest mistakes that...