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
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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
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 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.
Introduction From the first time I heard of the word “college”, I was always curious about it. I always had the intention of attending college (as I love to learn new things), but there was never a “plan” developed as a family for me to attend. My plan was to go to college at home one year, and then transfer to another school the next. I knew that I wanted to be a teacher, and that …Read More
Writing has always come pretty easy to me, but for many that is not the case. In fact, a couple of months ago, I was approached by a stranger in a public library (in another city) for help on writing an essay. I was pleased to help, and give a great foundation to this person. In about 10 minutes, I had them well on their way. I was recently asked to demonstrate how to teach …Read More