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End of Semester Reflection- Spring 2016

Another semester is in the books, and as usual, it is bittersweet. I enjoy teaching college students–as I admire their passion, dedication, and new outlooks and perspectives on life. However, coming from a K-12 background for 11 years, it is difficult to only have the students for 16 weeks, and then they are on to the next phase in their college career. It has been a busy semester…I taught a full course load (though still …Read More

Literacy Summit 2016 Presentation

Title of Presentation: Digital Minds: Writing Instruction for Students Who HATE Writing Date: February 13th, 2016 Location: University of the Incarnate Word – San Antonio, TX I was honored to present at the 2016 Literacy Summit, Co-Sponsored by the Texas Association of Literacy Education (TALE), the Specialized Literacy Professionals, and the University of the Incarnate Word.  The theme for the conference was titled, “Celebrating 20 years of What’s Hot”.  I’m always grateful to share my …Read More

Advice for Future Students in Dr. Childs’ Class

Another semester has come and gone, and I will be entering my third year in Higher Education (thirteenth year in education) this Fall. I asked my students in my Advanced Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers course to share advice for future students taking my courses. Here is what they said: Be on time! Do not procrastinate Remember to review announcements on Blackboard frequently. (I post weekly agendas as a guide to the course) Stay …Read More