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.

Hurtful Words

Those involved in special education already relate to the hurt caused by name-calling or references to special needs individuals. Here is a blog posting that explains why it is wrong to use the “R word.” What Really Happens When You … Continue reading

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A New MOOC: Digital Learning Transition (Spr. 2014) – Course

I’m back! It has been a while since I posted anything at all, and I felt that the New Year was a good time to start things rolling again. As some of you know, I am currently living on the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

As educators, we have learned to accept more than just words to illustrate students’ understanding. For many students, non-literary art forms are the most effective means of communication. Photography is one of these arts. This site, the Weekly Photo Challenge … Continue reading

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Dangerous Speakers | Teacher Talk (Dyslexia and other Reading Disabilities)

Good educators are always seeking new information–whether that information is to learn better ways of serving their students, learn more about a topic or technique, follow how the latest research-based techniques are working elsewhere, etc. To good educators, an 8-hour … Continue reading

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What Kids are Reading, 2013

We have all heard this: It is less important what a child reads than that the child reads. However, we also want children to read books that carry a message. When a child has trouble choosing a book–especially one for … Continue reading

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What Would I Have Done?

It has been quite a while since I posted to this site.  Mostly, this is because I was in the process of moving from Los Angeles to the Caribbean island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten.  It has two names because this … Continue reading

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NUTN Network 2013: Call for Presentations | Virtual School Meanderings

Interested in sharing your work?  Check out the NUTN Network 2013 conference in Albuquerque, NM.  Proposals due May 3; presenter notifications by May 31; presenter acceptance due June 21.  Best wishes for successful proposal acceptance! NUTN Network 2013: Call for … Continue reading

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New College Scorecard | Blog

Today the College Scorecard was initiated by the U.S. Department of Education.  The intent is to give students and parents a tool for deciding on colleges through an interactive tool that allows exploration of various educational options, including costs, graduation … Continue reading

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Seminar: Using Data: Improvement Planning at the School and District Level to Improve Achievement

Here is some information just received this in a newsletter from the U.S. Department of Education.    This webinar may be of particular interest to researchers and education leadership.  It is sponsored by WestEd, which usually has very high quality … Continue reading

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