Palm Bay, FL - Dr. Myrtle Welch is a retired professor and author of Reading as a Struggle: Challenged Readers Making Meaning from Text. Dr. Welch is also and founder of MIB Institute, a global and digital learning process program through which she teaches college students in East Africa at STAWA University to be readers to be writers and authors.
“I aspire to help students as long as possible,” says Dr. Welch. “Teaching is my calling and my gift from God and I love doing it. When the students accomplish their goals with high achievements, I realize they can have a better life.”
Dr. Welch began her career in 1969, teaching English and eventually pursued her Masters degree in Reading, earned five certifications. In 2007, Dr. Welch earned her PhD in curriculum and instruction, specializing in reading.
Dr. Welch questioned why some students are called “struggling readers” and why are they so labeled in the achievement gap according to NAEP—National Assessment of Educational Progress.
In 2011, Provost Larry Maka invited her to Uganda, where she lectured, researched and collaborated with African students and teachers. Her emphasis and teachings on writing and English earned her the honor of having a writing center at STAWA University named the Dr. Myrtle Welch Writing Center, where she developed her theory of learning, the Emancipatory View Of Struggle.
“EVOS is a highly effective way to free students from the struggles of learning,” says Dr. Welch. “It theorizes how all young persons are unequivocally born with a unique gift, and it is the teacher’s job to identify that gift. The teacher should encourage that student to use his or her gift to enhance their personal reading skills.”
For more information, visit www.drmyrtleirenewelch.com.
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