Why I Teach
I have chosen to live the teaching life and to reside at Wesley College because it is through teaching in Wesley’s Education Department that I am afforded the opportunity to use my imagination and creativity in the classroom day after day after day.
Areas of research
During my ten years at Wesley College my research efforts, (which consist of aligning the constructivist philosophy of education with the requirements of each course that I teach) continue to be focused on my students and their learning in the classroom environment that I provide for them. From these efforts three publications have evolved.
- “The Race to Get My Child Ahead of Yours: The New Child Abuse.” The Image of Violence in Literature, Media, and Society: Selected Papers (SISSI) August, 2007
- (former last name Schmitz) Yakimowski, M.E. & Schmitz, J.D. (1986). “Assessing the impact and effectiveness of critical variables that affect the placement of emotionally maladjusted students.” CFDA#84.149. MINI REPORT #4: Information presented at PPT meetings. Connecticut State Department of Education.
- Yakimowski, M.E., Douville, D., & Schmitz, J.D. (1986). “Assessing the impact and effectiveness of critical variables that affect the placement of emotionally maladjusted students.”
- CFDA#84.149. MINI REPORT #5: Strengths and weaknesses in local school districts ED programs. Connecticut State Department of Education.”
- Whitman-Smithe, J.D. (2011) Story in the classroom. In J. Cole Editor, Preparing change agents for The classroom: From paradigm to practice. Lanham, MD: R & L Education.
- Whitman-Smithe, J.D. (2011). Students won’t read textbooks? Try 3-Point Book Club. In J. Cole Editor, Teaching the way students learn: Practical applications for today’s classroom. Lanham, MD: R & L Education.
- Whitman-Smithe, J.D. (2012). Turning point: Lost and found. In J. Cole Editor, Preparing Change agents for the classroom: From paradigm to practice. Lanham, MD: R & L Education.
- Ph.D., University of Connecticut
- M.A., University of Connecticut
- B.S., University of Connecticut
- ED 101 Diverse School
- ED 102 First Year Seminar
- ED 105 Children’s Growth, Development, and Learning
- ED 290 Exceptional Child
- Location: Budd 204
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (302) 736-2440