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, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Physics, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Drama, Other (Specialty), Art, Education, English, Exercise Science, Film, Journalism, Philosophy, Psychology, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Psychology, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Mental Math, Black History Month, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text