In close to three decades as a teacher, Michael has taught communications, writing, reading and study skills, and and special education. He has taught on all levels, including K-8 computer literacy and computer aided instruction, secondary language arts and content area reading. The author of ten books for adults and children, he travels nationally speaking about learning, teaching, diversity and child advocacy. Michael is the publisher of Young Peoples Pavilion, http://youngpeoplespavilion.com, which offers reviews, analysis, author bios and classroom recommendations for children’s and Young Adult literature. He is a regular contributor to academic journals such as the Reading Teacher; magazines including Parents Magazine; as well as websites including Yahoo! and Daily Kos.
Michael's work with adults includes teacher education and basic skills instruction. His teaching and research has taken him to 35 states and 4 countries. Michael performs staff development with teachers has included extensive work in the urban Abbott Districts of New Jersey. Companies he has consulted for include Harcourt Brace, Scholastic, Sadlier, and Boyds Mills Press.He is the author of ten books for adults and children, and have written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.