About Dr. Ellie

Hi, and welcome! I'm Dr. Ellie. I have a doctorate in educational psychology. For over 13 years, I taught middle school level special education, reading, and social studies. My special education specialties include learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges. For 12 years, I taught at the post-secondary level, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. My main area of university teaching is research and educational psychology, and I consult on dissertation methods and analysis. Most recently, I was a mentor of doctoral learners at the University of Phoenix. Currently, I am residing in the country of St. Maarten in the Dutch Caribbean, where I have become involved in special education consulting. Hobbies include reading (especially reading and critiquing young adult fiction), quilting, and crochet. I also enjoy walking, art museums, great music (from classical to contemporary), and exploring new local places. I love photography, and am trying my hardest to become a passable picture snapper.

Great Education Tool

Click over to the site below and discover the uses of technology and the internet for classroom use. There are some great ideas here!

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Teach Plus: Closing the Curriculum Gap Is a Social Justice Issue

Read this and see what’s going on with social justice in education.

Teach Plus: Closing the Curriculum Gap Is a Social Justice Issue.

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Reblog: Women Educators and Philosophers: A Crowdsourced Celebration

Here is a great blog post from a really great pre-service/new service teacher. I love reading her posts, and hope you enjoy my re-blogs of her posts. Follow her directly at http://elketeaches.wordpress.com, or follow her through my posts. Whether you are a new, pre-, or “old” service educator–or an educator of educators-this is a great blog to follow. Here is a great post related to her thoughts on women in education.

As educators, we learn from conferences, classes, workshops, students, each other, and history. And a host of sources I haven’t listed. Our experiences and exchanges with others is always one of the most important sources of our continuing education. Where ever we go for our own learning, views from pre-service and new teachers helps us “experienced teachers” remember what we felt as new teachers.

Keep your teaching fresh!