I began my career in education as a high school teacher in Chicago over 20 years ago. My work now brings me to schools and classrooms around the country, sharing proven, practical models and strategies that develop the literacy skills of all students. The inclusive classroom is central to my work.
Adolescence is a critical time when middle school and high school students prepare to take his or her place in our democratic society. I am completely committed to the development, sharing, and promotion of ideas and strategies that develop literacy skills in adolescent students so that they can grow to be active, creative adults in our democratic world. I believe: * In differentiated instructional strategies that treat students as individuals. * In the power of inclusive classrooms. * That we learn how to write through practice, mistakes, even more practice, and sharing. * That all students have the capacity to read. * That all students have stories to tell. * That writing promotes self-efficacy and empowerment. * That technology creates more opportunities to develop literacy skills.
My book, The Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers: 100 Reproducible Organizers that Help Kids with Reading, Writing, and the Content Areas Winner of the 2013 Teachers' Choice Award! Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching at NEIU Author of 8 books
I earned my PhD in reading, writing, and literacy and I work in schools nationally.
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