This is my 25th year teaching. 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. Learning never stops as I am undertaking a doctoral degree and hope to effect policy on a national level. 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, Criminal Justice, 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