Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Meet the Teacher: Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason has a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis on rhetoric and composition. She has more than a decade of teaching experience including six years of full-time college experience. She has designed workshops and classes for elementary, middle, and high school students and is a homeschooling mom of two.

Her passions include pop culture, moral philosophy, essay writing, and reading skills. She designs classes that take a multi-disciplinary, integrated reading-writing approach to make sure learners have context and purpose for everything they create.

During her time as an English professor, Michelle specialized in teaching “developmental” writing, which means she was working with the students who had been deemed unprepared for college-level writing. In that work, she formed a teaching philosophy deeply centered on trust.

She believes that students learn best when they know that their instructor genuinely trusts them to do well. She works hard to avoid assignments and classroom dynamics that create antagonistic power structures. Instead, she wants learners to see her as a supportive guide who genuinely aims to help them reach their own goals.

Michelle’s doctoral work heavily focused on the history of writing instruction in America with an emphasis on the way writing pedagogy reinforced structural power dynamics. This work has committed Michelle to a lifelong pursuit of pedagogical practices that resist such power dynamics. She aims to create — through the practical impacts of assignments, course discussions, and feedback — educational experiences that empower learners to use their own voices.

You can contact Michelle at daylalearning@gmail.com

74274593_10102957523900761_6881241488221836897_n

Our Teachers Are Experienced
Educators, Authors, & Content Developers

CHECK OUT THESE COURSE OFFERINGS from Michelle!

January 1-January 31Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesJanuary Teen Book Club: Tipping Point 2021Ages 13-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10-35Space Available
January 25-March 8Exploring Philosophy with The Good Place: Season 1Ages 14-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$60Class is Full
January 25-March 8Exploring Philosophy with The Good Place: Season 3Ages 14-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$60Class is Full
February 1-February 28February Tween Book Club: Esperanza Rising 2021Ages 9-12Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10-35Class Closed

February 1-April 25High School Writing with Malcolm Gladwell’s OutliersAges 13-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$99Class Closed
February 1-April 25High School Writing with How Would You Rule?Ages 14-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$155Class Closed
February 1-April 25High School Writing with Hope Jahren’s Lab GirlAges 13-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$99Class Closed
March 1-March 31March Tween Book Club: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans 2021Ages 9-12Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10-35Space Available
March 1-April 25Middle School Writing with The Good, the Bad, and the BarbieAges 11-13Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$110Class Closed
March 1-April 25A white and brown dog with big earsMiddle School Writing with A Dog in the Cave (Guided)Ages 11-13Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$75Class Closed
March 22-May 3Exploring Philosophy with The Good Place: Season 2Ages 14-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$60Space Available
March 22-May 3Exploring Philosophy with The Good Place: Season 4Ages 14-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$60Space Available
April 1-April 30Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesApril Teen Book Club: Turning 15 on the Road to FreedomAges 13-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10-35Space Available
May 1-May 31Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesMay Teen Book Club: Brown Girl DreamingAges 13-18Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10-35Space Available

A different kind of online class.

CONTENT

  • Secular Academic Vetted Materials
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Project-Focused

DELIVERY

  • Flexible Course Varieties
  • Collaborative
  • Engaging

EDUCATORS

  • Expertise
  • Teaching Experience
  • Fairly Compensated