Back to School! This Time in a Textbook

I'm most honored and humbled that my creative contribution and mision has been acknowledged by educators for this book, and that my story shares a page with so many admirable Latinos in the USA who have been role models of my own. "Learning from Latino Role Models: Inspire Students through Biographies, Instructional Activities, and Creative Assignments." by David Campos (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) Written by David Campos,the book provides teachers with instructional resources that can be easily used in classroom settings so that they are culturally responsive to their Latino students. The book has two parts: Part I offers 20 sets of activities designed around Latino role models, and aims to help students learn how Latinos offer unique contributions to this nation.

It is expected that these resources can help Latino schoolchildren find inspiration to realize their own goals. Part Ii offers 20 sets of activities around select picture books that reflect the Latino community and cultural heritage. The activities are designed to help children come to identify with the stories' controlling themes as they address Latino culture, history, values, and experiences. In all, the instructional sets are complete with questions that motivate critical thinking; activity ideas that reinforce the meaning or the intended message of the story; and vocabulary to enhance students' communication skills. David Campos is Professor of Education at University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX) where he teaches courses in special education, culturally responsive teaching, and instructional design and delivery. He has written books on LGBT youth, childhood health and wellness, the teaching of writing, and the schooling of Latinos.

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