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
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
P.E.E.P.S: Addressing Parent and Community Involvement Within Teacher Education Programs
Dr. K. Childs has recently been in the early stages of researching the lack of preparation/courses available for pre-service and current teachers in relation to parent and community involvement.
Letter to a Young Teacher 2008 (Ten Years Later)
* This was written 10 years ago… I had just finished my first semester as a Doctoral student, and for a final assignment, I was asked to write a reflection that would be instrumental in giving advice to new teachers. Now entering my 15th year in education, I am proud to look back on my journey, and I now cherish the opportunity to work with and mentor new teachers. I have learned so much more …Read More
Discovering My Impromptu K-8 Portfolio
Looking back at artifacts from when I was in my K-8 years, I remembered fearlessness, exploration, and a level of confidence that I didn’t know I had at the time. I’d love to share more… A couple of weeks ago, I was looking through file cabinets, as I was searching for a document that was needed for income tax purposes, and I stumbled across a folder that contained my old end of the year testing …Read More
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