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Book Review: Dr. Lisalee Egbert

Summary Dr. Lisalee Egbert, a teacher specializing in Deaf education, gives her review of the book The Butterfly Cage by Rachel Zemach. She believes it accurately talks about the challenges and frustrations faced by Deaf students and teachers of the Deaf in mainstream...

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Book Review: Tracey Sweetapple

Book Review: Tracey Sweetapple

Video Summary Tracey Sweetapple, a Canadian teacher of the Deaf and hard of hearing with 30 years of experience, shares her thoughts on Rachel Zemach's book "The Butterfly Cage." Sweetapple, who studied at UBC and has worked in various educational roles, was drawn to...

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“First, Do No Harm”

“First, Do No Harm”

Why “First, Do No Harm” Applies Well to Deaf Students in Public Schools. Eighty-five percent of Deaf and hard-of-hearing, or DHH, students attend public schools where they are either part of a small number of DHH students or the only one. There are one or two state...

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Book Reading at The Book Passage

Book Reading at The Book Passage

Marin | Corte Madera August 26, 2023 | 11:00 AM Come see what the buzz is about: learn and unlearn about Deaf people, our joys and dilemmas, in this fun, eye-opening reading and Q and A. Interpreter will be present Book Reading with Q and A Come to an exciting and fun...

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The Butterfly Cage

‘In “The Butterfly Cage,” Rachel Zemach fills that gap, and then some! Writing from the perspective of both a Deaf student, and long-time Deaf teacher of the Deaf, Rachel enabled me to finally gain some real insight into the severe impediments to learning that we educators create for our Deaf students…’
Woman in a library holding the Butterfly Cage book by Rachel Zemach.

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