Oook, this weeks blog is late.. I was traveling. I drive to Atlanta to celebrate my silver star award at my sororities national convention. I am having a grand time and am glad that I have the opportunity to come. I have had the opportunity to meet and mingle with sorority sisters from all over the country and some international sisters. I will be here until Thursday which means that I will miss my first week of class number two. I know missing classes at this level is probably not a good thing but I had already planned this opportunity. I do have some thoughts about balance though. Being a student at the doctoral level means that I will have to sacrifice some of the simple luxuries that I am used to, but where is my balance? That is a question that I will have to search for answers for. I also need to set my study schedule so that I can get used to this work load. I do have good news. I managed to receive an A for my process writing course. I almost received all my points (I was 10 points shy)
Pearl Garden, Ed.D has completed her dissertation research involving understanding the vocabulary instruction practices of early grade teachers. She has a passion for the new and novice educator, and it is her goal to help educators tackle the achievement gap with her research findings. She will use this blog to share what she has learned in “pearls of literacy”. The ideas come from her dissertation titled “A Content Analysis of the Vocabulary Instruction Habits by Early Grade Teachers”.