When Jose Torres saw the need for a resource for his adult learners, and couldn't find an appropriate book, he decided to write his own.
Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I teach for Baltimore City Public Schools and Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) in the United States.
How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for over 15 years.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
My day normally begins at 7:30 AM with young students at Curtis Bay Elementary School in Baltimore. Generally, I work with students at the Pre-K level all the way up to 8th grade. My day students are at different proficiency levels, so I differentiate a lot. I try to work with them in small groups, as I group them according to their proficiency levels. Some need more attention with their literacy skills, some auditory, others with reading and writing. So, I cover a wide range listening, speaking, reading and writing activities during the day. In the evenings, I work with adult...