English Teacher Party: A Look into the Real Life of an English Teacher

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About July 30, 2007

My name is Andi and I have been teaching 10 1/2 years. I taught middle school Language Arts for the past 10 years; however, I am embarking on a new adventure this year ~ 5th grade! I am probably not your typical English teacher. I love to teach writing and combine it with teaching grammar. I strongly believe that incorporating grammar within the writing instruction is the best way for students to learn how to effectively use grammar because they are actually using the skills learned. Grammar should not be taught separatly. The way I got started on this kick was back in the summer of 2005. I attended the summer institute of the West Tennessee Writing Project (WTWP), which is part of the National Writing Project. There I learned that I enjoyed being a writer and that I wanted to pass that joy onto my students. I have successfully done that these past few years and I am going to continue that tradition with my teaching. Along with that I am a teacher researcher. I look for the whys and hows of my teaching because I always want to better my teaching and be the best I can be for my students!

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5 Responses to “About”

  1. Kathleen L. Says:

    Andi, is this you? I am trying to find a current email for you and found this instead!

  2. Graham Best Says:

    Hi Friend.

    I wrote and illustrated a great children’s story called the Tightrope Walker’s Dream and I was wondering if you’d like to look it over and possibly mention it in your blog with links or what have you, since the whole thing is available online for free at http://TightropeDream.com

    Thank you for your ongoing contributions to celebrating children’s books. Let’s keep them alive and thriving! I’m working on three more!

    Yours truly,

    Graham Best
    Author and Illustrator

  3. Justin Greene Says:

    Lots of good stuff here.

  4. Dan Gilbert Says:

    Hello, I have a quick question for you about your site. If you could please get back to me as soon as possible I would greatly appreciate it. Have a great day!

    Communications Coordinator
    Primrose Schools

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