Dr. William Himmele

Dr. William Himmele is an Associate Professor at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania. He has served as an ESL teacher and a Speech Pathologist, a higher education administrator, an international consultant and a speaker on issues related to increasing student engagement and teaching English language learners in Fiji, China, Nepal, Venezuela, Chile, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. and Canada.

 

He and his wife, Pérsida, are the authors of several books, articles, and resources, including the ASCD bestselling book, Total Participation Techniques: Making every student an active learner, as well as the accompanying video. They have also written four additional books, including the ASCD books, The Language-Rich Classroom: A research-based framework for teaching English language learners, and Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to help students analyze literature and informational texts.

Dr. Pérsida Himmele is an Associate Professor in the education department at Millersville University. She has been an elementary and middle school teacher in bilingual and multilingual classrooms and a district administrator serving ELL students in a high-incidence district. She has also been a national and international consultant, in Argentina, Venezuela, Nepal, China, Tonga, the United States and Canada.

 

She and her husband, William, are the authors of several books, articles, and resources, including the ASCD bestselling book, Total Participation Techniques: Making every student an active learner, as well as the accompanying video. They have also written four additional books, including the ASCD books, The Language-Rich Classroom: A research-based framework for teaching English language learners, and Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to help students analyze literature and informational texts.

Dr. Pérsida Himmele

Meet the Authors

Pérsida and William have conducted over 500 keynote, featured, and professional presentations around the world. They have helped to design cognitively engaging learning experiences for conferences and institutes internationally inside and outside of the field of education. They bring their combined experiences and discoveries to the table as they evaluate what the research says about how to deeply engage learners and provide readers with techniques for enhancing small and large group learning experiences. Pérsida and Bill are the authors of the ASCD best-seller, Total Participation Techniques: Making every student an active learner.

How do you pronounce your names?

Himmele rhymes with simile (that figure of speech that compares things using the words "like" or "as".)

Pérsida is pronounced Purr-see-duh.

William rhymes with Trillium (tee-hee). He likes to be called Bill.

Total Participation Techniques

 

William and Pérsida Himmele

 

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