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Maureen Connolly, EdD, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary education for the School of Education at The College of New Jersey and is a consultant for CBK Associates. Before that, she was an English teacher at Mineola High School on Long Island, New York, for 15 years.
Connolly is the coauthor of the Corwin best-seller Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6–12: How to Meet the Common Core State Standards with Lessons from the Classroom, and Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12.
She has overseen service learning grants for the New York metropolitan area and collaborated on several publications related to service learning. In these roles, she has developed many standards-based initiatives that link community outreach, character education, and literacy.
Connolly was awarded the title of Honoree for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator of the Year and received the LEAD Award from St. John’s University. She was selected by Teachers for the Global Classroom for an international fellowship in Morocco, and her international education experience also includes volunteering to teach in India, Ghana, Peru, and Spain.
She believes that at the core of her profession is the need to develop purposeful learning that opens students’ eyes to the potential for positive change in themselves and in their local, national, and global communities.
This not a test-prep book. It is not about "drill and kill" practices that narrow learning so that students will pass an exam. Instead, authors Maureen Connolly and Vicky Giouroukakis present a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.
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