Instruction that fails to stimulate the senses fails students. Today’s teachers must compete with multiple distractions (e.g. television and technology). The most successful twenty-first-century educators, consequently, incorporate culturally-relevant, brain-based strategies and deliver differentiated instruction that captivates and educates learners.
The Five M’s of Masterful Teaching
Our formula for successful instruction comprises six factors. Infectious motivation and effective modeling result in the meaningful memorization and permanent mastery of knowledge and skills, on the condition that students are carefully monitored and lessons are appropriately modified to meet all learning styles.
About the Presenter/Consultant
Shanedria Wagner’s Path to Becoming an Instructional Innovator
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Shanedria Wagner earned a bachelor’s degree in French and a second diploma in speech communication. She received her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a specialty in bilingual education from the University of Houston. Her studies also include superior-level French courses at the University of Caen in Normandy, France. She is a linguist who reads, writes, and speaks in three languages: English, French, and Spanish.
While teaching in the Alief and Houston Independent School Districts, she served as a secondary foreign language/ speech communication teacher and an elementary bilingual education instructor. A highlight of her career was working at her alma mater, Mac Arthur Elementary School, where she taught both citizenship and ESL courses to adults. Her enormously effective teaching techniques and compassion for her pupils have earned her three teacher-of-the-year awards.
As a national consultant, Mrs. Wagner has devoted the past twenty years to tailoring presentations to meet the needs of her diverse clients. She presents a variety of workshops ranging from techniques for second-language acquisition to innovative strategies for reading, math, grammar, and writing instruction. Her audiences have comprised children, administrators, school board members, parents, politicians, and instructors in twenty-five states. She has been hired as a presenter, translator, lecturer, panelist, keynoter, test-writer, and motivational speaker. Additionally, Mrs. Wagner has created an array of innovative, instructional products to empower her workshop attendees, tutoring clients, and online students.
When she is not assisting campuses, Wagner offers small group and private tutoring at Spanish Etc. of Pearland, a family-owned business that she owns and operates with her husband Kevin. They reside in Pearland with their daughter Shelby and son Kevin, II.