The best way to get a feel for Dave’s approach is through teachingthecore.com, the blog he started in May 2012. There, you’ll quickly discover what his 35,000+ readers per month already know: that Dave is unafraid to be honest and real about matters of teaching and learning.
Dave’s audiences appreciate that he’s actually a teacher, daily bridging the gap between theory and practice in his secondary English and history classes. This has led to a non-freaked out, down-to-earth approach that empowers teachers rather than weighing them down.
If you hire Dave as a speaker or workshop facilitator, expect to get past fluff and straight to what works. He advocates a non-freaked out, focused approach to literacy and character, and his approach perfectly aligns with everything from the Common Core to, well… common sense.
Dave has also written a book, which you can find here.