Lincoln-Way East Teacher Published in "English Journal"
Monday, August 5, 2019

Lincoln-Way East teacher Amanda (Amy) Cavanaugh can add published author to her resume! Mrs. Cavanaugh's article "Cultivating Critical Thought in the Gen-Z Culture of Sharing" was recently published in the July 2019 edition of English Journal (The National Council of Teachers of English journal).

Mrs. Cavanaugh is a graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School, and returned after college to join the teaching staff in the English Department at her alma mater. Mrs. Cavanaugh has been the adviser of the Yearbook Staff, a Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty member to teach the College Writing course at LWE, has shared her ideas for lessons and use of technology in staff development programs for the District, and has enthusiastically participated as a member of staff committees at LWE.

“We are super proud of Mrs. Cavanaugh, in particular for the publication of this article,” said East Department Chair Renae Goldie. “She has taken her interest, frustration, curiosity, and research on the topic of students' ‘culture of sharing’ from classroom experiences to collegial pontifications to independent research to publication. Mrs. Cavanaugh's tenacity and courage to speak up about what many educators may view as ‘plagiarism’ or ‘cheating’ is inspiring. Her article argues, to us and fellow English education professionals, that we need to first acknowledge the societal and generational norms of the students in our classrooms, and then teach within that context.

Read the article here.