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About drcorretjer

Doctorate in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Vast experience working with English language Learners and their families. Has successfully implemented programs that increased parental involvement in schools and professional collaboration among teachers. Has presented at local, state, and national levels on the topics of curriculum and best teaching practices for English Language Learners. Specialized in alternative assessments for English Language Learners to include portfolios. My goal at this time is to mentor,and nurture new teachers or prospective teachers. I'd like to create a bridge between their college education and the realities of a public school classroom. I believe we can attract and retain the best and the brightest if we provide them with a real foundation and help them be successful. Our children deserve that. Publications: Listen to me: Exploring students' voices regarding homework Lambert Academic Publishing |May 11, 2011 Most of the research conducted about homework is based on adults’ perspectives. This case study explored the perspectives of 5th and 6th grade students in comparison with 10 teachers’ perceptions regarding homework completion. The author administered questionnaires and conducted in depth interviews using a stratified purposive sample and extreme case sampling; which educed the participants’ perceptions and practices about homework. The students’ represented 4 distinct groups: English Language Learners, general education, gifted and talented and special education. The teachers’ instruct 5th and 6th grade. The results of the study indicate that students do not complete their homework because they find it too hard, boring, or they do not understand it. Interestingly, students think that worksheets are hard and boring. However, they are not against homework! This book should benefit teachers, parents, school administrators and staff developers. It would also help develop homework practices that would increase homework completion and student learning. This book brings out the voices of the students to the forefront. After all, they are the ones doing the homework. Listen to them!

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If you need money, here are some ideas….

If you need money, here are some ideas…..

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If you need money, here are some ideas….

Change the schedule for high school students to later in the morning. If  students  live less than 2 miles away, there will be no transportation for them. In doing this, we will save money on transportation costs, but we  will … Continue reading

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Shortchanging our students and teachers: raise your hand if you are guilty

Shortchanging our students and teachers: raise your hand if you are guilty.

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Shortchanging our students and teachers: raise your hand if you are guilty

I am thinking about learning…. Learning is a process…. I am wondering how some of the conditions prevailing in our schools today shortchange the learning process for our students. I am thinking about teachers’ planning periods, many of these planning … Continue reading

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Embarrassed to Read by Donalyn Miller

Embarrassed to Read by Donalyn Miller.

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Hear ye! Hear ye! This is a very important announcement. Today,  I will re teach and we will learn the meaning of two important words: equality and equity. They have the same beginning and the same end, but they do not … Continue reading

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Last Friday night, I met my new students. Seeing children investigating our classroom for the first time, it finally felt like home. Walking around the room visiting families, I overheard Maggie tell her mother,…

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Work ethic: Pride and responsibility in students work

I just finished reading the book: The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. It was a good book; the kind that is thought provoking and pushes one to action. I would encourage you to read it, if you haven’t. In the following … Continue reading

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Inequity and injustice

Dear Friends, This post is not about inequity and injustice in education, but nevertheless it is injustice! This what my friend a service man has to say. Please pay attention: Eldwin Gajate Please spread this as widely as possible. 500,000 … Continue reading

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