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“.
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I am teaching Content Area Reading Instruction, an online Master’s level course this semester (Spring 2017), and to get the conversation started, I have assigned my students the task of responding to a “Question of the Week”. I have always been one to put myself in my students’ shoes. I try not to require them to do any assignment that is not conducive to their learning and application, as well as I should be able …Read More
On Thursday, October 27, 2016 my Texas Southern University College of Education students in my Reading 302 course (Reading Skills Development) visited two of Houston Independent School District’s campuses (Gregg Elementary and Reynolds Elementary). The students took part in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, an effort to raise awareness of early literacy, and it was all in the name of breaking a record to have as many possible participants reading the same book on the …Read More
I’ll admit it…. As stressful as the beginning of a new school year can be (no matter what grade/level you teach) I always like to plan something CRAZY, new, and different to enhance my classroom practice or the environment in which I’ll be teaching in. This year I decided to take on learning how to use Powtoon. It is FREE to create and account (or you can pay for Premium features). It does take …Read More