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Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Central Mexico
Eliminate Emigration - Promote Literacy & Cultural Awareness
Interests: ecology,emigration,immigration,literacy,bilingual education,special needs, equine therapy,volunteers,Spanish immersion
Recent Activity
Interview With Author Jacqueline Mackenzie <1. What is your new book about? It provides answers for teachers, medical people, corporate trainers, and other instructors needing to help Spanish-speakers learn in an English-speaking environment. <2. What inspired you to write it? Empowering Spanish Speakers, was inspired by my frustration that US... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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In the USA for 19 days was what it took to make Empowering Spanish Speakers develop as an online assessment. Signing a contract with 240Tutoring was a major breakthrough for our nonprofit. This move will get our information out there faster. Additionally, our book was a finalist with ALL BOOKS... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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In the USA for 19 days was what it took to make Empowering Spanish Speakers develop as an online assessment. Signing a contract with 240Tutoring was a major breakthrough for our nonprofit. This move will get our information out there faster. Additionally, our book was a finalist with ALL BOOKS... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
We are leaving today for Cornet Bay to attend a conference on community service. We drove along these northern Washington roads yesterday and we were filled with the wonder of seeing snow covered pines. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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Oct. Update - Lecture Series in USA Husband, Don Mackenzie, joined Dr. Jacqueline Mackenzie and 450 others from around the world in Puebla, Mexico, October 12- 14th for her lecture: “Piercing the Veil of Social Class via Education.” The CONAHEC 14th North American Higher Education Conference took place at “Complejo... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Physicians are suggesting an oil & dairy free plant-free plant based diet to cure/prevent heart disease. Boring to the eyes and taste buds is NOT necessary when eating healthy. Last night I ate a strikingly gorgeous that was nearly defined as doctor-perfect. My friend handed me a large maroon china... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Texas Educational Organizations Conference -CSOTTE- connected me with a software designer to get my teacher's of Latinos survey online. We plan a Beta test for November and total package by January. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Our country has the worst means of moving people around known to the world – of that I am certain. Why aren’t administrators in the USA making public transportation easy to understand? Busses save our environment a lot of grief over car and airplanes. Life in the slow lane: Getting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Flawless fight from Leon, GTO, MX, yesterday (21 Oct) to Dallas to visit our corporate secretary- Leave today for Corpus Christi Teacher's Conference. Looking forward being on a panel at the conference. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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The core of my lecture - Piercing the Veil of Social Class via Education - is by having volunteers offer what marginalized people need - tutoring and attention (a book to hold and a mentor) - what results is a self-confident and educated person who can rise out of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Last week, ten middle school children had a birthday party here, twenty adults eat a gourmet meal the next day on our patio, and yesterday, five girls came to swim - what a full life we live in Mexico! One mother came yesterday to be a volunteer observer. Being in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
The time is now. Either English speakers educate Latinos and create leaders (assets to themselves and others) who will make a deposit into USA tax drawers or poverty and unemployment will continue to increase USA welfare recipients (liabilities). Help me to help those educators who have not had vital cultural... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
The time is now. Either English speakers educate Latinos and create leaders (assets to themselves and others) who will make a deposit into USA tax drawers or poverty and unemployment will continue to increase USA welfare recipients (liabilities). Help me to help those educators who have not had vital cultural... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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Thank you for all the Spanish books for our library. I was quite a sight getting off the bus last night. I had about 100 books in Spanish - mostly children's books. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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Gone to lecture in USA from Sept 11 through Sept. 25 - including over 70 hours riding on buses. My lectures based on Empowering Spanish Speakers were very well received. I left September 11 right after the darling girl in the photo got off my lap. The bus left at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Last night, 9/19/2011, my first "Speak With Your Heart" lecture at UA took place. I was simply amazed at the reception. There was such warmth, gratitude, and understanding of my research and findings for helping Latinos learn - in the USA or Mexico. The doctoral students really appreciated what I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
The Reforma Conference in Denver is totally mesmerizing. I have learned so much about people who will help with our rural México library project and about other aspects of library management for Latinos. Yesterday, people gasped at the actual statistics - 333.6% growth in the number of Latinos (400% in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Another adventure begins: Left my home at 5pm Sunday, September 11, and got to the Mexico/US border at Laredo, Texas at 7am on Monday the 12th morning (cost $42). It took nearly and hour to walk across; only took about 8 minutes last time. It was the beginning of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
McDuff, our beloved Border Collie has been dead one year today. We are awaiting another Border Collie who needs a loving home. I have written an open letter to those who think Mexico is a bad place to raise a rescue dog. I lived in Douglas,AZ, for 12 years before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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Yesterday, I had 6 adorable girls over to swim. The pump on the pool is broken, so the water is not being warmed by the solar panels. Two tiny ones got very cold. They got out and sat in my lap wrapped in a towel until their body temperature raised... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Barnes & Noble Small Press wrote today. They are going to carry our book - Empowering Spanish Speakers. Quality Books and Green Leaf also accepted it. Life is good! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
UA Alumni Author/Speaker/Latino Researcher visiting Tucson from Central Mexico Sept 20-26. If you need a gratis speaker on "How to Teach Latinos" in late September (19-26), please reply to this email address. I am the author of Empowering Spanish Speakers - Answers for Educators, Business People and Friends of Latinos.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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Sofie, the mayor's bright, beautiful 5 year old granddaughter, is in the photo with me. She is enjoying her new rubber bands in animal shapes worn as bracelets on her arm. She is sitting on my lap in our modest farming community "campo" home. Sofie is not indigenous; she lives... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
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Yesterday, July 31, it was about 75 degrees at 2 pm in our Central Mexico indigenous community when Jolene and I went to visit Alejandro and Irma's home. The weather for about 6 weeks has been very spring-like. It's our normal pattern after the rains start. The house behind us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano
Today, we applied at www.kickstarter.com for funding to make 100 days of teaching educators and business people in Dallas how to instruct Latinos in an effective and culturally appropriate manner. In eight years half the USA will speak Spanish, 3.5 million now live in Texas. The goal is to create... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Summerland - Tierra de Verano