Dr. Angela Martin
leads educators in a song, I'm Being Eaten by a Boa Constrictor, which she
says is a good ice breaker for students and their families.
...Dr. Angela Martin, assistant professor at the University of West Florida, was in Washington County Oct. 20 to conduct three training sessions for DOE.
The first two were for school staff, in essence ‘train the trainer' sessions, to prepare reading coaches and teachers to conduct the Families Building Better Readers, and Mysteries in the Middle workshops at their own schools.Her
third presentation was at Kate M. Smith Elementary in Chipley, where she
conducted the Families Building Better Readers training for more than 60 students and family members.Dr. Angela Martin
performed as a movie director while training educators to conduct the Mysteries in the Middle workshop.
This is not to say Dr. Martin
endorsed television as a reading tool.
In fact, the acronym BUILD, around which she
built the workshop, stands for:B for Be positive.