- “How to Conquer the Dreaded College Application Essay” (Washington Post Magazine, November 2016): A student-written common app essay with my comments on drafts before and after my coaching.
- “Where to go in Wyoming for a postcard-perfect cowboy summer” (Washington Post Travel, October 2015): Family summer trip to a dude ranch near Jackson, Wyoming.
- “Fish Tales” (The Washingtonian, August 2012): I describe fishing local waterways with my son.
- “Grace and Grit” (The Washingtonian, January 2010): My father’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Received DC SPJ Dateline Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2010.
- “Family Finances” (Washington Post Magazine, July 2009): Life choices, incomes of me and lawyer twin brother.
- “Teaching for the Test” (Washington Post Magazine, February 2008): Building a dugout canoe and the National Board process.
- “Trading Places” (Washington Post Magazine, November 2005): Relationship with construction worker through night school.
- “The Best Answer” (Washington Post Magazine, February 2004): Leaving public school classroom due to high stakes tests.
- “The Fish Danced” (Washington Post Magazine, July 2001): A summer of discovery with English Language Learners.
Teacher Magazine and Education Week
- Blog “Eduholic” on classroom practice and education issues (2007- 2009).
- Blog “Certifiable?” on National Board Certification candidacy (2006- 2007).
- Education Week, “Ranking America’s High Schools” (June 2006).
- Teacher Magazine, “Misfire” (January ’01); “Parse This!” (March 1999).
- The American Prospect, “The Weakly Standards” (January 2004).
- The National Writing Project Quarterly, “Apples for the Teacher” (April ‘00).
- Mount Vernon Gazette “Hall Pass” column in community paper (1997-2002).
- Monthly contributor to e-newsletter for clients of Sylvan Learning Center (2002-2005).
- “Eduholic: Blogging Teacher-Consultant Gets National Attention” by Paul Oh on the website of the National Writing Project (January 2008).
- Featured in “Supertest: How the International Baccalaureate Can Strengthen Our Schools” by Jay Mathews and Ian Hill from Open Court Publishers (2005).