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.
Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy Despite Common Core and Standardized Testing
If you are visiting this post, you have attended my brief lesson, “Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy Despite Common Core and Standardized Testing” that covers the purposes of ESSA, and how it relates to meeting the needs of all learners despite the challenges that educators face. Objectives of the Lesson Students will learn the goals and purpose of the ESSA. Students will learn the challenges that educators face within the components of the ESSA. Students will …Read More
Help Wanted: The Faculty Job Search Process Begins…Again.
Statement: I am searching for a faculty home to use my enthusiasm, classroom management, and engagement to share my innovative teaching practices in reading/literacy, expertise in reading for diverse populations, and culturally responsive teaching practices. I am a first-generation college student, turned professor, ready to dedicate my time and share my experiences to commit to scholarship, teaching, and service to a university that is devoted to student success, and development.
Fall 2017 Semester Reflection
A post shared by Dr. K. Childs (@doctorkchilds) on Nov 19, 2017 at 9:37am PST When I began my Doctoral pursuit in August 2008, my very first semester highlights included balancing teaching full-time and going to school full-time, as well as dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. During Ike, my home suffered minor damages (lost fence, and a large uprooted tree missed my house by inches), and I was without power for twelve days. …Read More
Writing: Room for Improvement & Tips–TSU COE Graduate Majors Meeting
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, I had the pleasure of sharing some reminders and room for improvement with our students to make sure they are on par with the skills needed to write at the graduate level. So often, students work so hard to get into a graduate program, and forget the purpose of a graduate program–to GROW professionally. In order to do so, this requires effort, attention, and care to details. As a graduate …Read More
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