Author Archives: DrEMiller

About DrEMiller

K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.

Today’s How I’m Learning to Write: Stream of Consciousness as a Very Rough Draft

…But that gives me plenty of time to write a stream-of-consciousness piece that I’ll develop into an actual post for the next submission. That means I’ll be editing out as well as adding and improving….I’m just trying to get words on “paper” that will give me some sort of shaky structure to the final product. Getting myself involved in a new business venture. Continue reading

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Just an Announcement

There are still a few slots available for the small private writer’s group. If anyone is interested in participating–passing around parts of works in progress AND critiquing others’ work in a private group of up to 10 people–please let me … Continue reading

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And Now, the Revised Version of “Today: First Draft”

…This is still not a perfect piece. However, I am not unhappy with it. … Continue reading

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The Way I Was Taught to Write and How I Am Improving That Process

… I should probably go back and shorten some sentences, make sure I didn’t say the same thing twice, etc. But I’ll save that for tomorrow or the next time I blog on my writing progress. That way you will be able to see what happens when I stop a “story” from taking over and go back and improve it. After all, what is the sense of sharing how I learn to write if I show you nothing but the finished process?… Continue reading

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How Do You Learn to Write?

Near the end, I realized that I had to make a decision. Since I have another site–WordPress driven, but part of my “business” page with GoDaddy–was it worth keeping up two blogs on education? So I put this question to the writing class: Continue reading

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Thanks for the Liebster Award Nomination!

THE LIEBSTER AWARD Thank you with all m my heart to Finkelstein, Gunroswell, and Jabrush1213 (in opposite order of nomination) for the honor of nominating me for the Liebster Award. Not just one nomination, but three! I am beyond humbled. … Continue reading

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Intense Writing 101 Class is Over…but Education or Writing? Help me decide.

It was with both relief and regret that I posted my final assignment to WordPress’ Bloggers U class called Writing 101.  The idea behind the class was less to improve blogging than it was to improve writing in general.  As … Continue reading

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Day Twenty of Writing 101: The Things We Treasure

Treasured Things The Island It’s just another island holiday… Monday it was the King’s Birthday, yesterday (Thursday), the Queen’s Birthday, and today is Labor Day.  This series of holidays seems to always fall at the end of the island’s Carnival … Continue reading

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Day Nineteen of Writing 101: Don’t Stop the Rockin’

Just write–at 400 words, no stopping, no self-editing, no going back and making changes. Just write. It has been a rough week. Not that any recent weeks have been good, but this one seems especially rough, and I think it’s because … Continue reading

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Day Eighteen of Writing 101: Hone Your Point of View

The Neighbor The neighborhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember.  She raised a family of six boys, who’ve all grown up and moved away.  Since Mr. Pauley died three months ago, … Continue reading

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