How can I hack this teaching while disabled situation?
October 24, 2013 4:10 AM Subscribe
Community college. Some students are sitting so I can't see them from my wheelchair. They're getting away with stuff in significant part because I can't see them. What are some strategies here?
posted by angrycat to education (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As per the administration, I can't assign seats. My being in a wheelchair makes it arguably harder to catch things. There are some students who sit in areas where I can't see them at all when I'm behind the (standing height) computer. The wheelchair also makes it impossible to walk around the room -- there's enough space for me to go back and forth in front, that's it. I have two students who were in a fist fight two or three weeks ago, and they sit strategically so I can't see them. If these guys are in another fight, I'm strong enough to intervene but I would need a jetpack to get to them.
So, options? I know about the ADA but don't want to speculate about how that applies here.