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.

Hmm…

It’s been over a week since I posted anything to this site.  I had finally made the decision to transform this into a “how I’m learning to write” site, and then I got overwhelmed with too many things to finish … Continue reading

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Oops!

Yesterday morning, I re-read Monday’s post, and found myself very embarrassed by the grammar errors it contained.  Since this site has developed into a “how I am learning to write” blog, I am particularly disappointed in myself. So here is one point … Continue reading

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Toy Story: Blogging 101 Day 11

Today’s post is based on the Blogging 101, Day 11 assignment, which directs me to got to the front page of WordPress’ Daily Post and work with today’s daily prompt or select another one.  For today, June 22, the prompt is called … Continue reading

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Re-Write of SOC-Part 2: The Final Version

SOC re-write Introductory comments It is not that I haven’t been able to re-write the Stream of Consciousness (SOC) into a viable post; it’s that I have not been able to do much of anything during the past week. So … Continue reading

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Blogging 101, Day 4: Audience and Focus Post–Stream of Consciousness, Take 2

“Today’s assignment for Blogging 101 is particularly appropriate for the regular followers of this blog on how I’m learning to improve my own writing. ” Continue reading

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Blogging101, Day 1: Introduce Myself

In introducing myself, I should provide new readers with a context for my blog–what’s it about, why you should read it.  The purpose is to focus my ideas about my blog and what I’d like to do with it.  Suggestions … Continue reading

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Confessions About the Stream-of-Consciousness Re-write

I confess.  It is impossible for me to turn that stream of consciousness blog draft int1) o anything that wouldn’t 1) sound whiny about my physical state, and 2) turn into an advertisement about my new business.  If anyone wants to … Continue reading

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Wendy Lecker: The Hoax of Turnaround Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wendy Lecker,civil rights attorney,says that claims made on behalf of school turnarounds—firing the staff and leaders—are usually inflated or false. “With their narrow focus on test scores, disruption and structural changes, such as…

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About that Stream of Consciousness Re-Write…

After re-reading (and re-reading and re-reading…) the stream of consciousness post from May 21, 2015, I have decided that it is really two separate but related stories.  One is a mini biography; the other is how I became interested in … Continue reading

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Still Not Part 2 of the Stream of Consciousness Blog

Last night, I decided to organize my Outlook mailbox a little better.  I knew I was behind reading blog posts of people I follow, but I wanted to get all the blogs notifications into one place so that I could … Continue reading

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