I have written three bestselling books related to education: "The Classroom," "Roam Italy: A Teacher and His Students Take the Ultimate Class Trip," and "The Dominican Experiment." If you would like to learn more about them, my website is www.theclassroombook.com
For the past eight summers, I have helped bring teachers and students to the Dominican Republic as part of "Friends Beyond Borders." During these social justice expeditions the teachers toured the Haitian border, visited an HIV/AIDS orphanage, spoke with civil rights activist Sonia Pierre, and heard firsthand stories from the legendary Dede Mirabal from the famous novel, "In the Time of the Butterflies." 2002 - Teacher of the Year 2005 - "The Classroom" ranks as #26 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100 Books list. 2006 - Hipp Grant winner for Friends Beyond Borders. 2007 - Home stay student trip to southern Italy. 2008 - GQ Magazine's "Better Men, Better World" Award. 2009 - "Roam Italy" ranks as #68 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100 Books list. 2010 - Central New Jersey's "Teachers Who Make Magic" Award. 2014 - "The Dominican Experiment" made the Barnes & Noble's Top Ten Bestsellers List in its debut weekend. 2015 - "The Dominican Experiment" reached the #1 spot on Amazon.com in the category of Caribbean and Latin American Politics. 2016 - "The Dominican Experiment" received the 2016 National Indie Excellence Award - Best "Current Events" Book. 2016 - "The Dominican Experiment" was referred to as "a moving story" about "identity, diversity, justice and action" in a book review in Teaching Tolerance magazine.
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My work in the classroom has been highlighted in academic journals, magazines, newspapers, television and radio.