I love LEARNNC. Their saying is, "education wants to be free." What a wonderful role model they are. They, and my foreign friends, have been my inspiration for this blog. My philosophy reflects theirs. I too think that education wants to be free. My blog is my simple attempt at making education free for those who want to learn English.
I have had the privilege of studying under some of their instructors. I found them to be intelligent, dedicated, and enormously helpful teachers. Learning under them was a privilege that I will always cherish. Through Bobby Hobgood, Ed.D http://www.learnnc.org/about/staff/Bobby+Hobgood%2C+Ed.D., I learned how to publish a lesson plan. Through his detailed explanations & marvelous insights, was able to have a lesson plan published on LEARNNC. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/glorsimmo4212004654 I consider that another privilege. I am truly humbled to see my work there.
Through Kathryn Walbert, http://www.learnnc.org/about/staff/Kathryn+Walbert, I took "African American History Through 1950." Her excellent guidance through this fascinating course inspired me to write a children's novel on the Harlem Renaissance, which I wrote under the psuedonym, Sadie Stone. My wonderful illustrator, and great friend, is Sombat Southivorarat.http://www.amazon.com/Jamal-Martin-All-That-Jazz/dp/141374768X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209962776&sr=1-1
I learned so much from these talented educators!