“I always had the philosophy as a teacher that you teach the learners that you have, so I had to learn how to adapt my own teaching strategies for ELA learners. And I have grown as a teacher because of that,” says Shelby Myers-Verhage. “It’s been a very enriching experience both ways to sort of understand the literacy levels that they’re at and also the connections that they can make and also the ways we can boost their skills.” In this interview, Shelby shares her experiences and solutions for integrating ELA and developmental adult students into the classroom. To access the full transcript to Shelby’s interview, please click here.
About Shelby Myers-Verhage
Shelby teaches developmental reading and writing and composition courses on the Iowa City Campus. She is interested in reading and adult literacy, as well as ways to bring visual components into writing.