Heather Anderson is a teacher at Health Sciences High and Middle College in California. She teaches English, mental health, and upper-division Spanish courses.
Heather Anderson is a teacher at Health Sciences High and Middle College in California. She teaches English, mental health, and upper-division Spanish courses. In the classroom, she focuses on full inclusion and accelerating the learning of her English learners.
Heather is known both nationally and internationally for her experience with the gradual release of responsibility framework, formative and summative assessment, collaborative learning, and close reading. She works with districts and schools to transform instructional practices to meet student needs. Heather has written numerous articles on reading and literacy, essential questions, and close reading.
Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She has obtained Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development certification; multiple-subject and single-subject credentials; and blended learning certification.
Unstoppable Learning experts have deep expertise in instructional practices that lead to student achievement. Work with them on topics like academic vocabulary, close reading, gradual release of responsibility, and other practices that directly increase teacher effectiveness in the classroom.
Presentations by Heather Anderson
- Gradual Release of Responsibility
- Close Reading
- Collaborative Group Work and Conversations
- Balanced Literacy: Where Does One Start?
- Formative and Summative Assessments: When and How?