I teach at Burlingame High School every day as I have for the last sixteen years and plan to do for many more to come. Though our work is demanding, even exhausting at times, it is important work. Most of my books focus on the instructional side of our work; others, such as The Teacher's Daybook, offer guidance and support in maintaining the personal-professional balance we must have if we are to enjoy and keep doing this vital work. I plan to make this site a priority in the future. In addition to the englishcompanion.com website, I have also created an englishcompanion ning, an online professional community for English teachers and those who support and prepare them. Please join us!
Here you will find tools, tips, and techniques to help them in all areas related to teaching English Language Arts. New interests, such as teaching Advanced Placement English (and working with the College Board), provide opportunities for me to share valuable resources. As I am no longer teaching the ACCESS program (it continues to improve and thrive under the leadership of my colleague Morgan Hallabrin), I have decided to focus on teaching English Language Arts and adolescent literacy (as opposed to academic success programs).
Welcome to englishcompanion.com.