RIT/NTID interpreting professor pens book on best practices

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A professor of sign language interpreting education at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has published a compilation of best practices based on conversations with fellow educators.              

In “Conversations with Interpreter Educators,” Christine Monikowski assembled a group of 17 professors in the field of sign language interpretation. Through individual interviews, Monikowski engaged them in informal conversations about their teaching experiences and the professional publications that have influenced their teaching philosophies.

“The idea for this book has been in my thoughts for a long time,” Monikowski said. “I have always enjoyed talking with colleagues about their best teaching practices and have searched for the reasons why and how those practices evolved. I want to show how we can bring valuable research into the classroom and show students the value of scholarly publications. I conducted the interviews with colleagues who all are master teachers from my perspective. I hope to take the excitement, energy and, dare I say, passion of each contributor and convey that to the reader.”

Published by Gallaudet University Press, Monikowski’s conversations offer evidence-based practices that are designed to inform and inspire fellow educators.