Writing is a form of expression. In educational settings, too often the curriculum leaves writing assignments up to the ELAR/ELA/Literacy teacher. This narrative needs to change. Good teaching and effective, inclusive lessons should span across subject areas. If you are visiting this page, you have either recently attended one of my presentations or are just curious about math and literacy cross-curricular connections. Please view the resources below, as well as visit my previous presentation that …Read More
KEEPING IT MOVING…IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC
It’s been such a long time since I have updated my web page, but I have been SUPER busy with career stuff, as well as trying to find peace in this crazy time! I left campus for Spring Break in March, and we never returned to our normal schedule. During March and early April, due to the uncertainties, I had trouble sleeping (was not going to bed until 3-4 am), and I stress ate (too …Read More
Learn to L.O.V.E. Literacy for FREE!
Learning. Opportunity. Valued. Enhanced. This book is for parents of any school age student (even college), teachers, administrators, educational coaches, curriculum specialists, and anyone else who has an educational interest. “29 Days” contains a description of what “L.O.V.E” means (in relation to teaching reading and writing), and activities that can be used for 29 days and beyond. From using technology, music, going on library tours, to writing movies reviews- these are not your ordinary strategies/ways …Read More
TALE 2020 Annual Conference
I spent the last few days of February and Leap Day in Odessa, Texas (West Texas), fulfilling Board Member and social duties, and presenting a session for the Texas Association for Literacy Education. I have been a member of and involved in TALE for almost five years. Each year, have had the honor of presenting a session on reading or writing. In that time, I have met the most amazing educators, and I am so …Read More
Write AWAY: Writing Across the Curriculum and Beyond
(AWAY) Authentic Writing Awaits You… Writing is necessary and relevant to everyone! Attend this session to learn how to integrate writing activities in any subject area within your educational setting (including P.E. and Fine Arts) with creative, culturally relevant, and engaging prompts. Participants will also leave the session with a wealth of resources and ideas to motivate students to write outside of the school setting. The objectives of this session are as follows: Participants will …Read More
Classroom Management of Lesson Planning and Differentiation- CHEC Seminar
If you are visiting this page, you are likely a TAMUC Intern, and attended my presentation. I have provided the slideshow and accompanying resources below: Accompanying Resources: 20 Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Examples: https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Downloadable-List-20-DI-Strategies-and-Examples.pdf 9 Ways to Differentiate Your Whole Group Instruction: https://www.thethinkerbuilder.com/2017/01/9-ways-to-differentiate-your-whole.html Differentiating Literacy Instruction—There’s an App for That! https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1034918.pdf Article- Classroom Management to Make Lesson Plans Effective: http://www.teachhub.com/classroom-management-make-lesson-plans-effective Great website that explains diff. the process, content, environment, and the Product: https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/examples-of-differentiated-instruction/ Lesson Planning …Read More
NEW Article–D.R.E.A.M. Literacy: Enhancing the Literacy Experience for Diverse Populations
“It was all a dream…” In October 2019, I had another a peer-reviewed article published in the Texas Association for Literacy Education’s Yearbook. It was an article that began as a presentation session at TALE’s 2019 Annual Conference held in Waco, Texas (February 28th -March 2, 2019) . Read the brief abstract below, and follow the link to read the rest of the article: Abstract “D.R.E.A.M. Literacy” represents several pieces necessary to address and provide …Read More
Spring 2019- New, Newer, Newest…
This is has been one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding periods in my entire life and career in education. I had so many new starts and new beginnings. A new city, new position, new home–you get the point, everything was new. Thankfully, despite family emergencies and relocating after being in the same place for 15 years, there were many opportunities to grow career wise and personally. Hawaii International Conference on Education: I was …Read More
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