What you will find in this section In this section you will find essays and case studies related to education. These selections offer my perspectives and views on a variety of different topics as well as personal reflections. *(Either click on the topics below or use the drop down menus above from the Essays / Case Studies navigation tab at the top of the site to explore these topics further).
Personal Statement This paper discusses my approach to teaching in general and what techniques I support.
Teaching with Technology This paper focuses on ways to integrate technology to enhance reading at the K-12 level but could also be easily adapted to high school and college level instruction.
Communication and Information Literacy This paper offers an analysis of the often-misunderstood definitions and purposes of technology, communication, and informational literacy. Educational Leadership This paper was co-authored by Sofia Farone, Elizabeth Heuisler, Corrie Lapinsky, and myself to aid an ailing fictitious high school, Fairbridge High School, in the selection of a leadership model that could be used to lead them in building a knowledge-based organization.
Ethics / Principles This case study / paper offers an in-depth analysis and interpretation of the case Brown v. Board of Education, and that strives to distinguish between fact and opinion, explore the reliability of the source, compare and contrast the various points of view of others, and the ethical implications stemming from those issues.
Diversity This paper outlines strategies that teachers can use to handle issues of race and ethnicity in a diverse classroom.
Interpersonal Effectiveness and Learning This article is meant to dovetail with the previous paper on Diversity and discusses how America’s multicultural landscape has become one of the central issues effecting education today. Critical Thinking / Problem Solving This paper presented in IRAC format explores Safford Unified School District #1 et al. v. Redding, No. 08–479 (2009). This case involves the violation of Fourth Amendment rights. It is claimed that representatives of the Stafford School District, violated the Fourth Amendment when they had a student, remove her undergarments to check for the possession of drugs.