Description of Practice Perspective: But What about the Other Six Days in the Week?
Many of us work in job roles where we teach people with visual impairments, either individually or in small groups. Instructional time is often limited. Perhaps you are an itinerant teacher who meets with a child for an hour twice a week to work on the use of low vision devices and technology or you are a rehabilitation instructor who spends a few hours once a month at the home of an adult who is losing vision. Often you leave a lesson thinking, “If I only had more time with my student!” One hour once a week is rarely enough to teach a skill to the level of mastery, and experienced teachers soon learn that they can be effective only if they find ways for their students to practice and learn regularly, even when there is no instructor available.