How Two Hotel G.M.s Taught Me About Writing Instruction

This is my working draft for a preface to a text-in-progress on writing...


YouTube Video: Schoolhouse Dilemmas

  Click the following for a brief overview of Schoolhouse Dilemmas:...


YouTube Video: Writing

Here are some quick thoughts about students and writing:   A few brief...


"Better Never than Late?"

This is a hypothetical situation from Schoolhouse Dilemmas: Scenarios for...


Dilemma: "If they're not failing, then you're not teaching!"

This scenario appears in Chapter Six: “Grading and Assessment...


Dilemma: Shoot-out at the Copy Room

This excerpt is from Chapter Three, “The School as Workplace”...


Dilemma Group Lesson or Mob Rule?

    Here is an excerpt from School House Dilemmas. It appears in...


Distinguished Alumni, Key and Peele, and Teacher Value

Four times a year, I receive a piece of mail that renews my sense...

Thank you for sticking with me through the college application process. Your letters of recommendation and help on my essays were both amazing, and I couldn't have made it without you.

Chris, University of Delaware '12, current Ph.D. candidate at Princeton

Eighteen-week Sprint

I am not a runner. I am a racer, though. It makes sense: The cover of one of the...

Other People's Kids

I have no kids of my own, but that doesn’t prevent parents for asking me for...