Why I Stand Up Straight and Run Fast
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We live in a sighted world. What does that mean for blind kids who are learning about the world? What is the best way to teach blind kids? What are the most important skills for blind kids to learn? Is it better to learn from sighted teachers or be taught by teachers who already live non-visually? Or both? There are arguments for each approach. To unpack them, Will and I are joined by Nihal Erkan. To Nihal, education is a key ingredient for living an independent life. And for running marathons. She champions the philosophies her sighted teachers instilled in her as a child and draws upon their lessons still today in her job as a teacher. On our second episode of the Be My Eyes Podcast, Will and I ask Nihal what makes education integral to living independently.

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