Welcome. The creation of the following website began as Part II of the Capstone Project for my undergraduate “special” major in Linguistics & Rhetoric with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. As a graduate student in the M.A. TESOL program at Teachers College, Columbia University, this electronic portfolio showcased the work that I completed in the teaching practicums and the Community English Program (CEP). What began as a site to share my understanding(s) of how language works and how to deliver that knowledge effectively in the classroom has evolved into a display of my current work in progress as an educational linguist, doctoral candidate, and mixed methods researcher. Check it out!
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So after a couple of years of knowing about the Pomodoro (pom for short) Technique, I’ve decided to finally put it into action. In short, the Pomodoro Technique helps one break larger projects into manageable blocks of time so that one can FOCUS. In an hour, you could do two … Continue reading
I have been obsessed with this new post-consumer recycled lined paper journal called Ecosystem. It has a bright and flexible cover, an inner pocket in the back, has 192 pages, and is 9.9 inches tall and 7.4 inches wide. It comes with a unique ID on the inside of the … Continue reading
I’m an education policy research analyst for the Legislative Education Study Committee Committee (LESC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I work for the legislative branch of the government and I am non-partisan staff for all legislators with information requests about education in the state of New Mexico. Spring 2013 is … Continue reading