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Educational Writing Den


"How to Demystify the Writing Process"

October, 2018

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May, 2018

I co-wrote this article with two authors for ASCD. It discusses some changes that need to be made with recruiting and retention of teachers.

"Teachers Need Support Unpacking White Privilege and Race"

"Leading Us Out of the Teacher Recruitment Crisis"

In this article I reflect on my ongoing and incomplete journey toward understanding my own privileged perspective, while also expanding my students' worldviews. Beyond resources and readings, teachers need relationships that push them to think critically about race and culture.

"Standardized Testing Out-- Differentiated Testing In"

Published February 2018

This piece discusses alternative solutions for high-stake testing.

Works In Progress in Educational Writing

Coming Soon

1) K-12 Social Emotional Learning: Voices, Ghosts, Residue, Revolution: Using SEL to Break Through Trauma with America’s Students

2) The Puppy-Toed Kitty- The first in series of Children's Books with the theme being different is okay.

3) The Cultural Mishaps of Savannah Lighthead- a YA novel on tolerance

4) Celia Teesdale Hates High School-a Hi-Lo Fiction Book RL 4.0+


Coming Spring 2019 to ASCD InService Blog

This article is based off the writing workshop I do with districts in the state of Ohio.  The write-up summarizes some of things I have done with my students in the last twenty years as well as some of the information covered in my Professional Development course through Ashland University.

Ernest Hemingway

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."