Sue Hall is a librarian at Fabra Elementary School in Boerne, TX.
Karen and Terry talk about the “Theme Contest” and how they use it as a Classroom Management Tool.
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Karen and Terry discuss how they use “Fairy Tales on Trial” for project based learning and a way to encourage creativity and confidence.
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In this episode Karen and Terry discuss how they use figurative language to re-enforce positive character traits.
For examples of figurative language posters, click this link.
Karen and Terry continue their discussion on the need to develop a “Gritty Kid” mentality in your students by stressing work ethic, accountability and perseverance.
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Introducing Dr. GG
Frances Gonzalez-Garcia, Ph.D., is a children’s and literacy advocate that has been in the education sector for 18 years with experience including that of a classroom teacher, Master Reading Teacher, District Job Embedded Trainer, Adjunct Instructor, Reading Clinic Assistant, Reading Specialist and Independent Educational Consultant.
Currently, Dr. Gonzalez-Garcia serves as the K-5 ELAR and Dyslexia Coordinator for Boerne Independent School District working in collaborative efforts with district Content Coordinators, Special Education/504 Directors, K-12 teachers and administrators, Literacy Leaders, Dyslexia Specialists and community members.
She is an active presenter for local, state and national conferences and has been recognized for her efforts in education by being named the national recipient of the International Literacy Association/MyOn Legends in Literacy Award along with being the state recipient of the H.E.B. Excellence in Education Award in Elementary Leadership.
Her professional interests include multiple metacognitive approaches, dyslexia, technology, reading/writing motivation, teacher education and leadership education.
Twitter handle: @FrancesLGarcia
Website: Trinity Elite Education & Co. www.trinityeliteeducation.com
International Literacy Association (ILA)
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
International Society for Technology (ISTE)
Top 30 Favorite Twitter Handles to Follow in Education:
- Nell Duke @nellduke
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- Laura Robb @LRobbTeacher
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- Tony Wagner @DrTonyWagner
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- Jim Knight @jimknight99
- Linda Darling-Hammon @LDH_ed
- Steven W. Anderson @web20classroom
- Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy
- Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd
- Scott McLeod @mcleod
- Joyce Valenz @joycevalenza
- Kasey Bell @ShakeUpLearning
- Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
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- Regie Routman @regieroutman
In this episode Terry Owens talks to Miriam Martinez about her journey into teaching and her role bringing technology into the classroom.
Miriam on her story:
Meet May Beasley:
May is a fifth grade teacher with a passion for teaching in disadvantaged urban schools. May is a graduate of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN where she attended on a softball scholarship and received a Bachelors in Early Childhood Growth and Learning. She subsequently followed this up with a masters from Vanderbilt University in Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools.
May participated in the Metro Nashville Public Schools 100 Teacher Turnaround Core program where the district serves high needs schools. May is entering her eighth year of teaching; six of those years having been in priority schools (schools in the bottom 10% of the state for testing}. She is also a member of the Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach program “Scientist in the Classroom”. The program allows a real scientist to come in and assist in labs once a week.
May is also a member of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Teacher Leadership Institute where the district identifies 15-20 teachers a year by teaching effectiveness and leadership.
Oh, and May is married, has two dogs, a Bearded Dragon and is an amateur powerlifter, gamer and wrestling fan!
Writing in Science in Action by Betsy Rupp Fulwiler
Word Nerds: Teaching all Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary by Brenda J. Overturf, Leslie H. Montgomery, and Margot Holmes Smith
Discovering the 5 Love Languages at School by Gary Chapman
Kagan Cooperative Learning by Dr. Spencer Kagan
In this episode we talk to Terry as she is preparing to make a presentation to the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association in Austin Texas. Terry and Karen Aitken will be presenting on various elements of their character development focused instructional approach to teaching. Terry specifically talks about the importance of training students to be responsible, accountable and credible.
Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is a nationally recognized training and certification program for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors. There web site is: http://www.lsci.org/
Boys Town is home to parenting and child behavior experts who have developed a wealth of original content over the years that is available for free in their For Parents section at: http://www.boystown.org/
CPI was established in 1980 for human service professionals to address the need for training in safe, respectful, noninvasive methods for managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Their web site is: http://www.crisisprevention.com/
Mindset by Carol Dweck – Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.
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