Back to Work
Today is my second day at TRU, the medium security unit where I have been moved for this year. You may think, Wow, great, that's gotta be better then being in Maximum, but you would be wrong, oh so wrong. This is the sex offender unit, woohoo. Not all of the guys here are sex offenders. However, we have the only SOTP (Sex Offender Treatment Program) in the state, so we get them all. So far it is much more layed back here than in Maximum, though. On an interesting note, I have a deaf student and a sign languageg interpreter, and my task is to teach him to read. Think about that. How do you teach a deaf person to read? Normally, phonics is how I teach reading. Sounding out words that you don't know. It he doesn't know a word, he cannot sound it out. He has been deaf since birth, so doesn't know sounds. Reading for him has to be all memorization. Seeing a word, having the interpreter sign what that printed word is, and memorizing it. Sheesh. This will be interesting.