“Locking In” Using Differentiation Differentiating instruction is an act of education that is complicated, but yet simple at the same time. It is complicated, because it requires a substantial amount of commitment to meeting the learning needs and styles of students, as well as paying attention to small details within your instructional practices. Although difficult, I have made it a point in my teaching practice that my students walk away with a personalized experience, and …Read More
Tag Archives: Reading
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
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
Read for the Record 2016
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
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