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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

Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy

If you are visiting this website, you have probably attended one of my sessions or workshops “Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy”.  During this session, I spoke of ways to get educators, parents, and advocates of literacy involved in the process of building student literacy skills in non-traditional formats.  This session had techniques and discussion that is applicable to nearly any age group, and seeks to help empower those who want to put some creativity into …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

Write Away: Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum

On Friday,  February 3, 2017 at Texas Southern University, I had the pleasure of presenting a two and a half hour writing seminar to teacher candidates that are in the final phase of their undergraduate college careers.  For education majors, this “final phase” is the Student Teacher point of their journey, in which they are out in the field, and currently serving in roles at a school in the greater Houston area.  The goal of …Read More

Content Area Reading Instruction…”Question of the Week”

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

New Beginnings- Fall 2016 Semester Reflection

It has been a BUSY, and an exciting semester.  So much has happened, and I could write about so many things, but I will focus on a few highlights of my time for this Fall 2016 Semester Reflection.  It has been full of learning experiences for myself and my students. The Fall 2016 semester has ended, and we survived! Although I am still on the same mission of teaching students, and pushing them to be …Read More

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