About

Welcome to my blog!  I am an English Language Arts teacher at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Georgia.

 
buffy-at-lakewood-park-originalI have twenty five years of experience in public education, and I am passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for learners of all ages.   My interests include literacy learning experiences, participatory learning and culture, ethnographic studies, and writing literacies.  I especially love writing instruction and love taking a studio/workshop approach to teaching writing with young people.  For 2017-18, I am focusing on shifting how I approach assessment and continuing to emphasize feedback over grades.

I’m a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker who loves dogs, shopping, running, music, and poetry.  In addition to blogging here, I have previously blogged for DMLcentral.

During 2016-17, I served as the Title I Writing teacher at Chestatee Academy in Gainesville, Georgia.  From 2015-16 I was the media specialist at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Georgia. From July 2013-July 2015, I was a school librarian at Norcross High in the Gwinnett County Public School District.   Prior to coming to Norcross, I was the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. Before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 2013, I devoted 20 years of service to the Cherokee County School District as an English teacher, technology specialist, and school librarian.

The content and opinions expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the view of anyone except myself, nor are they endorsed by anyone except myself.    Please visit my professional portfolio at http://www.buffyjhamilton.wordpress.com, or you can learn more about me and my work here.

My Work on the Web:  Snapshots