Dr. Tierno’s Blog

Exciting Growth Happening at  Andamio Press

Exciting Growth Happening at Andamio Press

Andamio Press is excited to share a sneak peek at this summer’s latest additions to our English/Spanish family of publications. In response to the many requests from Spanish-speaking educators and parents, we are proud to announce the upcoming publication of the...

Parents Need Simple Steps

Parents Need Simple Steps

Parents come to training sessions with preconceptions. It is, therefore, important for them to gain an initial understanding about the brain and language development. 

What is Brain-based Learning?

What is Brain-based Learning?

Brain-based learning refers to teaching and learning approaches, methods, and intentional strategies that use myriad styles and types of activities—especially as they relate to cognitive development—and how students learn differently as they age, grow, and mature...

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success: Part 4

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success: Part 4

Programs organized and directed by schools do not always acknowledge or appreciate parent schedules and other demands on their time. Some areas of concern include parent meetings scheduled at times inconvenient for the parents. Parents are often working two jobs....

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 3

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 3

Social Capital Building When we hold conversations about communities of poverty and their schools, we attempt to talk about disturbing stressors that are interfering and intrusive issues. The phrase social capital suggests measuring stressors in numbers. This is...

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 2

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 2

Emotional Impact Barriers have social and emotional impact on parents that is reflected in their approach to their children and their school, their role as a parent, and their purpose to their families. Emotional barriers are often difficult to manage on a day-to-day...

Andamio! Launch is Online

Andamio! Launch is Online

We had a wonderful time celebrating the publication of my new book, Andamio! Engaging Hispanic Families for ELL Success Through Brain-Based Learning. If you were unable to attend you can watch the event video below. Please reach out to me if you have any...

Let Us Help Your School or District

Let Us Help Your School or District

YOUR DISTRICT can be trained to develop this model as one of the solutions to thinking and learning! In Dr.Tierno’s first book: Andamio! Engaging Hispanic Families for ELL Success, she notes that: “The rapidly changing world of teaching and learning...

A Scaffold Approach to Brain Based Learning

A Scaffold Approach to Brain Based Learning

Over the years as an educator, the researcher has studied much about the brain and its machinations. The study of the brain as it relates to thinking and learning is one of the established axioms in working with children, parents, and teachers, especially for Hispanic...

The Guardians–the Key to Education

The Guardians–the Key to Education

I was honored to be asked to present the keynote talk at the Laredo Independent School District's Parent and Family Engagement Conference on November 9, 2019.  Drawing from my recent book, Andamio! Engaging Hispanic Families for ESL Success Through Brain-Based...

My Book Launch

My Book Launch

I was delighted at the turn-out of so friends, family and colleagues at my book launch on August 10th. We gathered at La Posada Hotel for refreshments, then I read a short sections from my new book, ¡ANDAMIO! ENGAGING HISPANIC PARENTS FOR ELL SUCCESS THROUGH...