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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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
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.
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
San Jacinto College Literacy Institute 2015- Conference Presentation
Presentation Name:”Reflective Writing for Students Who HATE Writing” Location: San Jacinto College, South Campus Date of Presentation: 7/30/15 Many students hate to write because they do not see the relevance of learning to write for “academic” purposes. Reflective Writing benefits both the student and the instructor because the tasks foreshadow the cognitive process of a student, and provides an opportunity to later look back and see growth. This presentation will use reflective writing and journaling …Read More
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