RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Tonya Isenhour
masters
Sun Aug 28, 2011 19:33
97.89.99.159

Actually while getting my undergrade, I struggled with which major elementary ed of PE. While staying at home with children I did a lot of reading etc. with my own children and watching them learn etc. was exciting. When my daughter started Kindergarten, I was the volunteer that read with children etc. I loved working with all of them. In my own field of PE, I integrate reading on a regular basis. I do a unit on Dr. Suess, I have a word wall, I have made foam letters and alpha lids ( letter in gatorade lids) for students to play games, activites, and skills that require them to spell, make sentences etc. I would love for you to come and observe my class sometimes. Also, for a short time I had a job tutoring readers at a Title one school and decided I wanted to know more about reading and the reading process. That desire has lead me to ASU's reading program. Not all PE teachers and slack!!!

  • I gotta know - koppenhaverd, Sun Aug 28 13:17
    You teach phys ed? What is your motivation to work on a masters in reading? Or are you just taking the teacher as researcher class as part of a different masters program? Just curious. With your home ... more
    • masters - Tonya Isenhour, Sun Aug 28 19:33
      • pretty cool - koppenhaverd, Tue Aug 30 13:45
        I hope you weren't thinking I was suggesting PE teachers are slack, when I asked why you were in the Reading Program. I see the connections, but you're the first PE teacher I've had in a class since... more
        • PE teacher - Tonya Isenhour, Tue Aug 30 15:55
          Dr.Koppenhaver, No not exactly! But being in my field sometimes, we are not taken seriously, not "thought" of as a "real" teacher or even seen as a professional.I do get asked about why reading. But... more
      • PE Teacher - Amanda Solesbee, Sun Aug 28 20:05
        I think you are a great PE teacher. It takes a lot of dedication for a PE teacher to be able to integrate reading within a PE lesson. I think you are very creative and I would love to learn more... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011