Jael Rivas


Jael Rivas is an enthusiastic teacher, with a passion for creating classrooms that foster creativity, curiosity, and a lifelong love for learning. She holds Bachelors in History with a Minor in Spanish Literature from Fordham University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education, and an Ed.S. with a concentration in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University. In addition, she is involved in many areas of education, including International Baccalaureate (IB), Academic Intervention Services (AIS), Smaller Learning Communities (SLC), Team Building, College Board Vertical Teaming, Adolescent Literacy Across the Content Areas, Multicultural Awareness, and E-Learning. She is also the proud mother of three wonderful boys.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Dominican Republic and arrived to the United States when I was 13 years of age. I know first hand the challenges of learning a new language and culture. Becoming an educator has afforded me the opportunity to help others facing similar challenges. Writing gives me an opportunity to be a voice for limited English proficient students and families. Writing allows me to also help teachers develop their practice.
When did you first start writing?
I have always enjoyed writing, in high school and college, I wrote short stories, essays, reflective papers, just for fun. However, publishing my work is a fairly recent development. Many of my colleagues asked me to share my ideas with them and publishing my research facilitates that process.
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Low Income and Minority Students in Gifted Programs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Special education / gifted, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Multicultural education
Research indicates that low-income and minority students continue to be underrepresented in gifted and talented programs across the United States. This e-book examines the underlying issues preventing equitable representation of low-income and minority students within existing gifted education programs.

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