I am a career journalist, at ease developing long-form pieces, strategic marketing copy and editorial of all lengths in between. Partly by accident I've developed a specialty on K-12 and higher education. Under that umbrella, I often write about how digital media is used for teaching and learning. In past lives, I covered criminal law and general news.
Elsewhere on this page are examples of my recent work. You'll find pieces I produced for the extradorinary Web curatorial site Open Culture, where I write as a regular blogger. I also write for Senior Planet, the digital magazine companion of New York City-based Senior Planet Exploration Center. My long-form journalism appears regularly in the pages of Scholastic Instructor and Educator magazines, bringing best practices to practitioners through stories from the field. For example, this story for Scholastic Administrator anticipates upcoming trends in educational technology.
I've spent many years interviewing university professors about research, in order to promote their work to general audiences. Here I highlight the work of UC Berkeley linguist Claire Kramsch who studies the psychologial experience of learning a new language. There's more work along these lines below.
I hope you'll read on and learn more about my work. Contact me for more samples or to discuss assignments and fee schedules.
It's the million dollar question: What's the fairest way to evaluate teachers? Read about how some districts are balancing test scores and qualitative review processes to please just about everyone.
Some districts are actually hiring economists to calculate just how much their districts benefit the community economically. Find out how these superintendents used Return on Investment reports to their advantage.
Just how much value does a credentialed teacher-librarian bring to a school? The benefits go far beyond protecting the collection from grubby hands and shushing chatty children.