I am a father, husband, and English teacher at a public magnet school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the last decade I have wondered how to simultaneously do all of those roles well, as each one by itself often feels as if it requires all of my time if I want to do it right. This problem, along with an understanding that writing instruction in our country is in need of significant improvement are what drive this site and my weekly newsletter, The Re-Write Blog. The goal of both is to help teachers become both more efficient and effective with their writing instruction, so they can be better teachers, parents, partners, and friends to all those in their lives.
Read Matt’s Work
Beyond the blog, Matt’s work has been published by Edutopia, the National Writing Project, and Educational Leadership. He has also written a book for new teachers from Rowman & Littlefield and is working on a book about feedback for Corwin Literacy.