A published author and
captivating national presenter, Tonya Ward Singer, specializes in providing K-8 schools and districts with custom professional workshops and on-site technical support to ensure English Learners and all students succeed.
Spotlight on Instructional Change:
After a year of coached collaborative lesson study, Mark West Unified Teachers reflect on classroom transformations:
"Students now know the expectations are higher. Before in a typical class they used to want to sit in the back and just do their thing: listen. Now when I ask a question, they know they will be accountable. More kids are paying attention. They think, 'I may need to tell my partner an answer, I need to be ready." –Jennifer, 4th Grade
"Students use complete sentences and academic vocabulary more often." –Brigita, 4th Grade
"In my class now, everybody's saying something. They are accountable." –Joan, 1st Grade
"Students are more eager to share with the whole class. They are more excited about their responses." –Lisa, 3rd Grade