My name is Eleanore Miller. Originally, this blog featured mere random thoughts as I explored the world of blogging. Later, it became dedicated to practical advice for teachers, especially in the area of special education. Now, it has become a blog on my own learning, especially on learning the art of writing.
Born in 1950, I grew up in a rapidly changing world. For many years I was able to keep up with those changes. It is a little harder now, although still not impossible, to follow the extremely rapid changes in technology, due especially to changing international laws (read as US laws and requirements that affect use of the internet. Thus, I am limited in what I can learn and do because I currently (since 2013) live as an expat on a small non-US governed island in the Caribbean because of my husband’s employment. Personally, I think these laws have nothing to do with software protection, since the biggest offender of stealing code is China, which is not limited to these software upgrade or purchase laws. But that’s just a matter of opinion…
Generally, I get by and continue to learn, thanks to international web sites that protect the integrity of my data and allow greater access to such things as secure internet connections. WordPress is among them.
My hobbies include reading quality science fiction and mysteries, quilting (small pieces), and (very recently) drawing and oil painting.
I have been involved in one area or another of education and corporate/business training 1since 1972. Specializations include team-building, creative thinking, and and cultural diversity workshops (especially for Native American education), tutoring of learning and/or behaviorally challenged children and adolescents, and coaching/advising related to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General background: K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary education for 11 years since 2002; Education/business consulting and training since 1995. When teaching K-12, I held teaching certificates in special education, reading specialist, and secondary social studies issued through Pennsylvania. Other educational strengths: Elementary through high school math tutoring, ESL/ELL.
For about 10 years, until 1991, I was involved in programming for mainframe computers, which gave me much insight into computer logic, including personal computing, but not the training needed to create code for PCs and other technology that has evolved since that time. Right now, I have the time to learn and I am attempting to take the opportunities available to me to do so.
July 7, 2015
This blog was founded on November 7, 2009.
My WordPress blogging sites include:
Teacher Talk (WordPress platform)
- Why your child’s tutor should be a qualified teacher..(part 2) (kipmcgrathurmston.wordpress.com)
- Learning Disorders (allaboutcounseling.com)
- Class of… (celenehernandez.wordpress.com)