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Ann Navarro

Ann Navarro

About Ann Navarro

Ann has teaching experience working with elementary students in the areas of bilingual education, dual language, English as a Second Language, and Reading. Ann holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a Reading Specialist Concentration. She also has experience evaluating lesson plans for the Smithsonian Institution. In her spare time, Ann enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and reading.

Ann Navarro

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Summer: a Time to Relax or a Time to Practice?

As parents, we may wonder whether it’s best to let our kids relax and de-stress from school work or do some review work to help them be prepared for the next school year. What is the best choice to make?I believe the best choice is to have our children do some review work over the summer to p ...

Winding Down Time for Teens

I often find myself eager to ask my son how his day went as soon as he gets home from school and hardly ever get any responses. Until, one day my son told me I needed to stop asking so many questions and that he had just gotten home from a long day at school. He also mentioned that I do not know al ...

Tweeking Your Lesson Plan as You Teach

More often than not, teachers find themselves realizing that their lesson is not going as planned during their teaching. This can be noted by the expression on students’ faces, other informal assessments such as questioning, or the performance on a student’s activity within yo ...

Day One Lesson Plan for ESL Learners

It is the beginning of your ESL teaching term and you are getting prepared to do your first lesson. What should you do? It is important to make your learners feel comfortable in their new class setting and that they get to know you and their peers. Therefore, it is key that you do an introduction l ...

4 Meet and Greet Activities for Students

Meet and greet activities are important icebreakers for students of all ages. During your first day or week of class it is important to add these to the beginning of your lessons. They are a great way for students to get comfortable with the group and practice their speaking skills as well.Here are ...

How to Be a Good Listener

Good listening skills are needed in any career or academic setting. You can tell who is a good listener by simply observing someone while you talk. What are the characteristics of good listeners?Good listeners:· wait for their turn to talk· look at you when you are talking (if in pers ...