Organizing the Archive for Research

June 13, 2017

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I started out with a giant pile of disorganized documents: lesson hand-outs, student work on assignments, my own work on assignments, posters, record-keeping documents, notes… And in an hour and fifteen minutes, I had the entire year’s worth of documents organized and ready for research. Now I will print out my daily lesson plans, which […]

Growing Readers–Through READING!

June 12, 2017

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June 12 2017 A Teacher Researcher Reflects on Year 1 with the MAISA Unit: Independent Reading This year was my first year with the MAISA curriculum. In fact, it was the district’s first year with ANY ELA curriculum; I have taught 23 years in a district where every ELA teacher could teach anything, in any […]

Mythic Transformation Through Dramatic Play

March 26, 2017

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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?”

Kitchen Witchery

March 18, 2017

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I am remembering who I am, where I come from, what I love, and what makes life worth living.

Going Public with Teacher Research

February 4, 2017

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By considering the following questions, I take my research from page to stage.

Book Review of The Mindful Teen by Dzung X. Vo, MD

January 31, 2017

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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.

Mindfulness in Context: English Language Arts

January 29, 2017

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The core practice is simply focused deep breathing.