Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, October 27, 2016

ESSA guidance for teachers

The U.S. DOE recently offered guidelines for the newest reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. This blueprint focuses on helping teachers perform better, and in turn helping their students do the same. That means every student succeeds when their teachers succeed in their endeavors, too. The Department of Education plans to handhold the states and districts through the transition from the controversial No Child Left Behind Act to the ESSA.  READ MORE 


Friday, October 07, 2016

SBCS Literacy Presentation & More!

Today was a day filled with various activities, including my ESL services, Santa Barbara Catholic School literacy presentation, ESL Cadre meeting, and UOG composition calibration session. There's no doubt that it was meaningful, especially when I had the opportunity to conduct an interactive literacy workshop with the SBCS Faculty and Staff. They are an amazing group of educators who have the passion to make a difference! Kudos to the team!

The Amazing SBCS Team

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Guam IRA October Meeting Snapshots

IRA Donation to LAC.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President and Dr. James Sellmann, Dean for the University of Guam's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

FestPac Literary Arts Publications Team receives certificates for their Local Voices presentation.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Verna Zafra, Simone Bollinger, Teresita "Terry" Perez, Dr. Monique Storie, and Johanna Salinas.