Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19, 2009 - Sherri Ross and Bilingual Education

Sherri Ross is currently a music therapist with the Denton Independent School District. She received a bachelor of science and masters of arts both in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. She is also certified to teach music education in the state of Texas. She works with students with developmental, cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioral disabilities in special education classrooms using music therapy strategies to facilitate progress on students' individual educational goals and objectives. Quite a few of her students are also bilingual, where English is their second language, and another language (mostly Spanish) is spoken in the home. These second language learners were the catalyst for the writing of the first book, "La Salsa", which has now given Sherri ideas for more books, making it into a series. The second book, "La Salsa and the Texas Two-Step" just came out and a third book will be coming soon.

Listen here. This is the website where you can see the book and actually order it too! :)

You can also order directly from Sherri Ross:


YouCanLoveYourLifeNow! said...

What a GREAT Idea! I love the bi-lingual-ism and the other cultural aspects. What a neat idea that gets kids excited about learning languages, music, culture, geography! Good Show Ladies!

~Charli B.

Janice M. Harris, MA, MT-BC said...

Thanks for listening!