Dr. Sandra Annette Rogers has been an educator for 20 years and has taught many subjects at many levels---from PreK to college! Her areas of expertise are teaching reading, ESL, and elementary education. She also served as a literacy coach for an elementary school. She works as an instructional designer for a large university. She enjoys the challenge of designing instruction for teachers on TPT, too! She has been slowly revisiting the K-12 material that she created over the years and updating it to sell on TPT. It's a labor of love.
Dr. Rogers uses positive reinforcement to enhance learning. For instance, she uses the term "smart mistakes" to refer to errors based on preconceived rules such as regular verb formation applied incorrectly to irregular verbs or the application of false cognates to a second language. She strives to recognize the source of the student's mistake, and then guide them (scaffolding) to the correct response. In her opinion, students respond favorably to positive remarks, especially with error correction.
*U.S. Peace Corps, Honduras, Central America; *Partners to the Americas Teacher Exchange, Coban, Guatemala; *U.S. English Teaching Fellow, Mozambique, Africa; *TESOL Travel Grant and Professional Development Award; *Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship, U.S. Office of Interest, Havana, Cuba; *Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society; *Dr. Chandru Hiremath Memorial Endowed Award in Instructional Design Development
Dr. Rogers has a doctorate in instructional design and a master's in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has a current PK-12 bilingual (Spanish/ESL) teaching certificate and an elementary teaching credential from the California Commission on Teaching. She has a current K-5 teaching certification in Alabama, too.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Medicine, British History, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Dance, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Test Preparation