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say good-bye, ms. eddy

June 10, 2019


10 June 2019 Tomorrow’s the day when my students will take their final final exams and my colleagues will finish their grading, then clean and organize their classrooms for summer break. It’s the end of the school year! Woohoo! For me, though, it’s a different kind of ending. It’s the end of my 25th year […]

Walking with Aldo at Maple River; A New Climate Change Book for ELA Teachers

October 21, 2017


Yesterday I attended the Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference in Lansing. After the conference, I drove up to see my sister in Alma, but on my way, I stopped at the Maple River wetland for a short hike and a sit on the wildlife viewing platform. My mind turned to Aldo Leopold, my […]

Weaving Together Writer’s Workshop, Reader’s Workshop, and Land Ethic in ELA9

July 10, 2017


10 July 2017 I am really excited about the new school year now. I’ve recently returned from Baraboo, Wisconsin, where I attended the second Building A Land Ethic Conference hosted by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate the idea of Land Ethic in the ELA9 course. Now that I’ve […]

All-School Interdisciplinary Unit: Why Land Ethic?

January 3, 2016


Having worked at camps and known the intense learning, growth, creativity, and relationships that are cultivated there, I have always wanted my classroom to be as much like Camp as possible.

When Eddy Met Edward: A Story of LIFE-ALTERING Professional Development (No, really!)

August 14, 2015


Recently I posted about my mentor, Cathy Fleischer, and how she’s taught me to participate in the professional conversation about ELA. Another mentor who invited me to participate in the professional conversation is Ed Pembleton, former director of the Leopold Education Project, who now works with the Jeffers Foundation, doing workshops to enable and encourage […]

Teaching At the 21st Century Intersection of LEP, NWP, and IB: People, Pedagogy, and Planet

April 9, 2011


~~for Kim Recently, my LEP colleague, Kim Kaseman, posed the following questions to me in an email: Would you say that your work with the International Baccalaureate program and work you’ve done as a consultant on the National/Eastern Michigan Writing project are both rooted in LEP? Or would you say they use LEP as a […]