Dr. Michelle Burke
“From the Hand To The Mind”- Learning By Doing A Child’s Way Language and Math Lessons (Repeat Session at 1:00Pm)
Description: Interested in enhancing your intentional and meaningful hands-on lessons for all your students? Join me in this session as I share some insights into The Learning By Doing A Child’s Way (LBDACW) literacy and mathematics program lessons. All lessons from LBDACW are adaptive and integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is a fusion of Montessori with English Learner strategies. Each of the lessons is age-appropriate as they are introduced in a simple to complex process and build on each other. This session will also provide insight as to how to plan a scaffold hands-on lesson using the “Synthetic Movement” and Preview-View-Review emergent bilingual concept.
Stop by my session and see what this is all about! Join the Learning By Doing A Child’s Way journey with me!
Bio: Dr. Michelle Martin Burke is an educational consultant and a native Houstonian who loves connecting theory to practice for teachers and students. Michelle has 19 years of experience in education including serving as a bilingual early childhood teacher, an assistant principal, principal, and director of various departments. Her personal and unique experience as an English Learner as well as holding a Montessori certification, bachelors, and masters in instructional leadership, as well as a doctorate in supervision and leadership has allowed her to help other educators “make connections” between abstract and concrete concepts for all students, especially when learning a second language. When she supports educators, she infuses both English learner strategies and Montessori theories such as “isolating the difficulty, simple to complex, and from the hand to the mind!” Michelle is an advocate for student success and truly believes all students can reach their true potential when providing them with a scaffold prepared environment that includes a choice as well as opportunities to engage in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Her recent research contributions are in adult learning and primary education. She is the creator of Learning By Doing A Child’s Way hands-on literacy program and truly believes young students can reach their true potential when providing them with a scaffold prepared environment that includes a choice as well as opportunities to engage in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Dr. Burke resides in Texas, and currently consults with both private and public schools implementing the lessons from Learning By Doing A Child’s Way and in a variety of other areas including dual language, enhancing teacher practice, curriculum writing, coaching, and much more!