August 7, 2015
A few months ago, I started seeing teachers posting anecdotes online under the title, “Evaluate This!” in response to the current practice of evaluating teachers, even those who don’t teach in tested subjects, on the standardized (English and Math) test scores of students. Teachers and students are so much more than data points, and test […]
July 19, 2015
There is one teacher in my life who has played a tremendous role in my education, for she has been my teacher for over 20 years. When I was an undergrad in English Education at Eastern Michigan University, I had the great good fortune to have been scheduled into an English Methods class taught by […]
July 19, 2015
June 2014 It’s 12:35 on my 3rd day of summer break. I’m at school. I’m interviewing students, listening, trying to find out what kind of experiences they’ve had in my classroom, looking back at twenty years of teaching Adrian Maples. I’ve decided to start writing about it–a memoir–in parts–on a blog. I am so happy […]
March 26, 2017
It is inevitable. As soon as the applause ends, I’ll hear an excited teen voice shout, “ms. eddy, when do we get to do skits again?”
March 18, 2017
I am remembering who I am, where I come from, what I love, and what makes life worth living.
February 4, 2017
By considering the following questions, I take my research from page to stage.
January 31, 2017
Mindfulness practices help my students cultivate self-awareness, self-compassion, & self-control, which in turn help them be more successful academically and socially, so that we may truly be a caring circle of friends.
January 29, 2017
The core practice is simply focused deep breathing.
January 17, 2017
I’m joining my colleagues in education who keep track of their reading, like Beth Shaum, and Kevin English. I don’t think I’ll be able to read 500 books per year, but I do have a rich reading life that shapes my thinking, my behavior, and my professional and personal life. As a Literature teacher, I’m […]