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Dr. Childs’ Two-Cent Tuesdays

What is my “Two-Cents” I recently began a new journey of putting more creative and helpful instructional tips related to literacy and the classroom environment on my social media accounts (as I have a small, but growing network of teachers that I interact with online). 

Reflections from TALE 2018

On February 23-24, 2018, I had the pleasure of being in the Texas Panhandle to attend the Annual TALE (Texas Association for Literacy Education) Conference.  The conference took place at West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas.  I attended the conference representing TALE as a Board Member, and I was also able to present one of my most successful literacy sessions yet titled, “Changing the Language“.  

DREAM Literacy

The concept of “DREAM” (Diversity, Relevance, Engagement, Access, and Motivation) will be one of my next projects that I develop to encourage educators to implement into their reading and literacy instruction. A book, a series of presentations and/or webinars, and an online platform will be created to help educators learn to encourage at-home support, use diverse texts, popular culture and technology, and multi modal resources that empower students, and parents. According to a study by …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.

SXSW EDU 2018 Conference–Updated 10/29

Update: Last week I received notification that unfortunately, they could not find a place for my presentation for the 2018 SXSW EDU event.  It was disappointing, but I am glad that I was even in the conversation (being put on standby).  Thank you to ALL who voted for my proposal, and those who encouraged me!  However, don’t feel sorry for me. I am not finished with “Changing the Language”, as I also learned last week …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

Good News: TALE Board Election Results

The TALE Board election ended,  and I am happy to announce my election to the Texas Association for Literacy Education!   It is such an honor, and I am elated that such seasoned and respected literacy professionals from across the state see me as a great representative to be a leader within the organization.  

Spring 2017 Semester Reflection

Spring 2017  semester is over, and I just completed my first year as a four-year university professor (as I previously worked at a two-year college).  I am so thankful for the opportunity to grow in a different area of my education career, and so honored to be able to mentor and guide future teachers.

TALE Board Elections: Vote for Dr. K. Childs

Recently, I took a leap of faith–as I am seeking to be more active in educational policies and educational rights for students, parents, and of course, teachers.   I put in my nomination to be a part of the TALE (Texas Association for Literacy Education) Board.  Please read a portion of my submitted background and vision for TALE (below).  Also, feel free to click on the provided links for more information.  If you are a …Read More

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