Sign Language Dictionary

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Teacher in Sign Language

Learn how to sign teacher. Do you know a special teacher?

1. First sign teach. Bring both hands up to the fore head. Touch the fingertips to the thumb and hold the hands palm down. Bring the hands forward a couple of inches.
2. Then sign person. Hold the hands flat with the palms facing each other, several inches apart. Pull the hands down the length of the sides of the body.
3. A teacher is a person who teaches! Use this cue to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Do you have a special teacher in your world? Write a few sentences starting with, “My teacher is special because _______.” Draw a picture to go with it. Read it to your special teacher and give the picture as a gift. Don’t forget to sign teacher as you go!
  • Games that are educational don’t always have to be led by a real teacher. Assign a child to be a teacher to re-teach a concept you are working on. When a child teaches others, it also helps solidify their own knowledge. Let him take pride in playing teacher while he is also learning!

Table! Your arms pat into a table shape. Table!