I've made it in! I'm a doctoral student. I am very excited and nervous because now the real work can begin. I do understand working on my doctorate is another level of course work that I will need to mentally prepare for. I'm not sure that I am totally ready, but; I do know that I have a mission and it starts with Process Writing. I do not consider myself a proficient writer so, I decided that a writing course should be my first decision. I know that I can stand some help in this area and that a doctoral student does a lot of writing. My ultimate goal is to turn my dissertation into a book. In my Process Writing course we are making an action plan. I have stated my ultimate goal and will follow a few basic and specific steps to reach that goal. Step one; I want to start a blog. Through this blog I want to practice writing; both for myself and for an audience. It will be a chronicle of sorts. It is my intent to watch my writing as an author flourish with each new blog post. I have not decided if I will try to write weekly or by course, but this post is my beginning. As I publish and share this blog, I am open to feedback and constructive criticism. I believe this will be a good way for me to see my journey. I hope you enjoy blog post one.
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”.