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RE: subs

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Thu, 7 Oct 1999 09:25:21 -0500

This is just my personal opinion, but as a sub I hated being left with
videos. Being in a darken room with kids you don't know well enough to spot
potential problem combinations is annoying. Disney animated movies set my
teeth on edge. But the worse was a science video on optical illusions in a
6th grade class. I had moved to the back of the room to so I could see the
kids better and break up a prank in the making. The host warned that if you
had a seizure disorder you should not watch the next illusion (it used a
strobe light). I could not get to the TV or the light switch with out
climbing over desks. Fortunately the grade level aid walked in at that
moment, hit the lights and told 3 kids to shut their eyes. The teacher had
not previewed the tape borrowed from the Education Service Center, because
she had used it previously but forgotten about the strobe light. That grade
level had 3-4 kids a class (about 12 total) with a history of seizures. One
of the kids had had a major seizure at the mall when a store was using a
strobe. If she hadn't walked in, we could have had a major problem.
Kimberly Herbert
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

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