Anne Namuth – by day – is a middle school language arts teacher of 17 years. By night – Anne is a doctoral student studying reading, language, and literacy. Anne’s dissertation topic is exploring how engaging in writing leads students to different habits of mind and a critical awareness of the impact of empathy has on individuals and groups. Between teaching teenagers and being a student herself, Anne has taught at the college level: research writing for nursing students, literature for business majors, and a variety of classes about assessment for teacher candidates. While preferring to compose thoughts by hand on paper, Anne is used to working on a computer. Anne’s first home computer was a Commodore 64.