Ep 40: Case Study with Amy Cawthon - EB Academics

Ep 40: Case Study with Amy Cawthon

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Sometimes, one small decision can have a ripple effect that completely changes your life. 

For Amy, an experienced eighth grade ELA teacher, signing up for the Writing Instruction: A Proven Approach online professional development was all it took to dramatically improve her career, confidence, and relationships with students. 

Amy transformed. She went from a teacher who dreaded assigning writing prompts, heard groans every time she mentioned the word essay, and experienced overwhelm, frustration, and insecurity about teaching the writing process, to a teacher who could calmly and confidently guide her students through a literary analysis essay, differentiating along the way. 

Amy is an experienced teacher, but like many of us, she was never formally trained in how to teach writing, specifically. In this episode, Amy is very open and honest about the struggles she had in her classroom–struggles that so many of us are too embarrassed to share, even with our closest colleagues. She gets real about her challenges in teaching writing and the new practices she put into place to completely change her–and her students’– attitude about the process. 

Today You’ll Hear:

  • [02:01] Amy’s teaching story
  • [03:01] How Amy’s students are writing after implementing the: Writing Instruction: A Proven Approach framework in her classroom
  • [07:47] Amy gets vulnerable about her experience teaching writing in years past
  • [09:49] How Amy feels now as a writing teacher

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