The best way to get a feel for Dave’s approach is through teachingthecore.com, the blog he started in June 2012. There, you’ll quickly discover what his 15,000+ readers per month already know: that Dave is unafraid to be honest and real about matters of teaching and learning. At the end of the day, Dave cares about results, and he explores the actions it takes to get them.
Dave’s audiences appreciate that he teaches full-time, daily bridging the gap between theory and practice in his secondary classroom. This has led to a non-freaked out, down-to-earth approach that empowers teachers rather than weighing them down.
If you hire Dave, expect to get past fluff and straight to what works. He advocates a non-freaked out, focused approach to literacy, and his approach perfectly aligns with everything from the Common Core to, well… common sense.