Educational Writing Den

Four Must-Haves for Positive Teacher-Teen Relationships

Co-Written with Mary-Ann Ware

This article has been trending on Twitter for a straight year and continues to do so with ASCD in education and best practices for working with teens.

How to Demystify the Writing Process

This article is based on the writing workshop I do with districts in the state of Ohio.  The write-up summarizes some of the things I have done with my students in the last twenty years as well as some of the information covered in my Professional Development course through Ashland University.

Leading Us Out of the Teacher Recruitment Crisis

I co-wrote this article with two authors for ASCD. It discusses some changes that need to be made with recruiting and retention of teachers.

Teachers Need Support Unpacking White Privilege and Race

In this article, I reflect on my ongoing and incomplete journey toward understanding my own privileged perspective, while also expanding my students' worldviews. Beyond resources and readings, teachers need relationships that push them to think critically about race and culture. NOTE: This was published through ASCD and they pull articles after three years. Please contact me at to view the article.

Coming Soon!

Teaching Writing With Passion & Conviction: A Guide to Getting Students to Engage with Writing


"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

Ernest Hemingway