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Inquiring Minds: Research Writing Skills

This twice-weekly class will teach the grammar and writing skills needed to write a research paper.
Michelle Dragalin, Me.D, E.dS Certified Educator!
24 total reviews for this teacher
New class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon, Sep 26

Sep 26 – Nov 15 (8 weeks)
Mo, Tu
2:00 – 2:55 PM

Wed, Sep 28

Sep 28 – Nov 18 (8 weeks)
We, Fr
1:00 – 1:55 PM

Tue, Oct 4

Oct 4 – Nov 23 (8 weeks)
Tu, We
6:00 – 6:55 PM
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Class Experience

The students will learn:
           higher level of grammar skills
           higher level of questioning skills
           understand how to take notes
           paraphrase and focus on communicating ideas through the written word.
I am a licensed elementary school teacher in the state of Texas. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Ed.S in Educational Technology. I have lived and worked as a teacher in Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Minnesota, and Colorado. In each state, I was a licensed/certified elementary/middle school teacher. In addition to working with the elementary and middle school teacher, I have worked for several years as a special education teacher and online ESL and private teacher. In public schools, I specialized as a teacher by working with students who had severe physical, mental, and cognitive issues. Also, I worked with students who had severe Autism and who were also diagnosed with High Functional Asperger’s. Currently, I work online as an English Language teacher, writer, and teacher trainer. My two favorite historical figures are Abraham Lincoln and Malcolm X because each person never allowed failure to stop them from their eventual success as a person. My passion is to work with students in small groups and individuals who require scaffolding instruction to be successful. In addition, I love to teach a variety of courses and have a variety of interests that I want to share with my students. I love to teach project-based courses that incorporate reading, writing, math, and technology skills in relation to history and cultural awareness. 
I love learning! I am in graduate school and attend many workshops. I have completed my Educational Specialist degree in educational technology, my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, Bachelor of Arts in Specials Education and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I also have an Associate degree in Early Childhood and a TESOL in English as a Second Language. I attend many workshops and have received my certifications as a Language teacher (Phonics, English as a Second Language, Language-based Disabilities).
In addition to working for Outschool, I have a business “Michelle’s Innovations” and provide services as an
•	an ESL teacher and am contracted with several Asian companies as either a small group or one on one teacher 
•	 training for other teachers via webinars and in-person workshops. 
•	adjunct professor for an online community college, Aimslee Institute
•	The Educator’s Lair, a Teacher Pay Teacher’s online education store
•	Customized lessons/tutoring for students who are homeschooled,   
•	Professional Learning for education professionals and proofreader for writers
As a public-school teacher, I received training in multi subjects, including science, writing, reading, math, and geography. As a result, I also taught children from PreK- 6th grade in the above subjects. My certifications have included these areas, as well as a resource, teaching, and ESL. My favorite subjects have always been science, reading, writing, and geography, so I have been fortunate in that I have been able to teach these subjects to students who are extremely interested in these areas.

My husband is a retired Navy person and we have lived in many different parts of the United States of America. In addition, my own family has lived in Europe where my dad worked as a teacher. I love to share and believe that we are a global community that needs to live together.
No homework
The students will need a pencil or pen, a spiral or composition notebook, ability to download materials prior to class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment on daily lessons and final research paper
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The lessons will be on PowerPoint.  The PowerPoint will be screen shared with the students during class.  The materials will be on the PowerPoint.  In addition, the students will be viewing videos from Youtube, which will also be screen shared during class.  The students do not need to have a subscription.  The final draft of the research paper will be written on Google Docs.  Each student will receive their own link to a Google Doc. 
The information for the lesson will come from the National Geographic website: 


Michelle Dragalin, Me.D, E.dS Certified Educator!
Lives in the United States
Love to Learn! Love to teach!
24 total reviews
47 completed classes

About Me

"Teaching is a process of learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. This is a lifelong process where you learn and develop new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies."
"Teaching comes from the heart!"

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