This is my 23rd year teaching. My husband (also an AP English teacher) and I launched our first son into college this summer. I teach AP English Language and newspaper journalism. Each instructional experience has helped me grow as a teacher- US Peace Corps; Togo (West Africa), inner city Miami, suburban Seattle, ESL in Korea, international school in Colombia, school of choice Miami, Florida Virtual School and now, suburban Atlanta. I love to read and write with my students. I am currently fascinated by the Flipped Classroom movement. Friends have asked, "Why all the TED Talks?" First, I love them and have been an avid TED Talks podcast subscriber for several years. Making viewing guides gives me an opportunity to re-watch some of my favorites and write curriculum to support some of the most inspiring and interesting web-based presentations in the modern world. I think about which ones I would use in the classroom, what my teaching colleagues would use or what I would like my students and my own children to view in their classrooms. Send me your viewing guide suggestions! Follow me on Twitter @dlaughey and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/dlaughey/
Constructivist, Culturally Relevant, Flipped Classroom, Technology Infused, Tiered Instruction, Choice, Teacher as Facilitator, Reciprocal Teaching
NBCT ELA AYA, 2001-present; NBCT Renewed 2012; Grant Recipient, 2010; American Society of News Editors (ASNE) Journalism Fellowship- Arizona State University, 2009; Miami-Dade inclusion TOY, runner up, 2001; Decatur High School Spirit of Giving TOY Award,1993 Publications- Columnist; Technology in the classroom: A Teacher’s Experience; SEEN Magazine http://seenmagazine.us/articles/article-detail/articleid/1795/technology-in-the-classroom.aspx "Mel." Inner Lives: Women Writers Explore Their Identity, Expression and Transformation. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Atlanta: BookLogix Services, 2011. 178-81. Print.
Enrolled in doctoral program, Kennesaw State University; MS Urban Education: Instructional Technology, Florida International University; BA English and English Education, Florida State University
Workshop Presenter (school, district and state level) 2000- present; International School Teacher- Cartagena, Colombia 1996-1997; ESL Teacher- Pusan, South Korea 1995-1996; US Peace Corps Volunteer- Togo, West Africa
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Education, English, Journalism, Philosophy, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Tools for Common Core