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Working with the visually impaired and partially sighted students is a kind of challenge for Tamar Tabidze. At school, she is not only a teacher, but also a "student" - she learns Braille with the help of children.
Based on the relevant master's education, Tamar Tabidze, a successful teacher at Tbilisi Public School No. 202, has been awarded the status of Senior Teacher since 2021:
"Believe me, it is very interesting to work with the visually impaired and partially sighted students. This is a kind of challenge for me. I learn Braille with the help of my students. At the same time, I work as an early development specialist for children with developmental delays or children at risk in this regard in the SOS Children’s Village.
At the undergraduate level, after completing a psychology program, I developed an even greater desire and interest to study with the various disorders, teaching methods, and strategies associated with them. That is why I was trying to gain more knowledge and practical experience in the field of special education through internships and apprenticeships. I believed that with this knowledge I would help raise awareness in the society towards inclusive education” - states the teacher.
For Tamar Tabidze, working during the pandemic was one of the most serious challenges:
"The pandemic started about two weeks after I arrived at school, that is, I had to work in face-to-face mode for just two weeks. Consequently, switching to distance learning was a massive challenge for me.
Distance learning, on the other hand, was in itself a new challenge. Despite many difficulties, with the help of colleagues and the involvement of parents, we were able to work successfully with students individually through a variety of developmental activities.”
Tamar Tabidze believes that by working together with all involved stakeholders, it is possible to achieve desirable results and more:
"We must believe in the child's abilities; this will motivate them even further!”