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The Latest News

July 13th, 2019 New blog post about experience-building for writers entitled “Art on Paper Ain’t Easy.”

April 21st, 2019 New blog post on my experiences during a recent book signing in Newark, Delaware for the Beach Pulp anthology: “Book Signing Takeaways.”

March 9th, 2019 Click here for more information about the Beach Pulp Anthology Release Party.  My short story “Moonwalker” appears in this retro speculative fiction themed collection.

January 2nd, 2019 New blog post on hyphen and em dash use– for my writer and teacher friends– entitled “Writing With an Em Dash of Style.”

October 20th, 2018 Just signed a contract with Cat and Mouse Press for a short story entitled “Moonwalker,” which will appear in an anthology due out in the spring of 2019. More Information to follow…

April 30th, 2018 New blog post for everyone entitled “Active Inspiration.”

July 19th, 2017 New blog post for writers, readers, and teachers entitled “Reaching Into The Storm.”

July 19th, 2017 New blog post for writers, readers, and teachers entitled “You Should Be Able To Read It Twice.”


July 4th, 2017 Just published two new blog posts: “Validity in Rubric Building: Quantifiers and Qualifiers” and “The National World War II Memorial.”

June 16th, 2017 Released a new resource for mentor teachers entitled “Resources For Mentoring Student Teachers and Teaching Interns.

March 4th, 2017 Just posted a blog entitled “Teaching Writing Style To Middle Schoolers” with downloadable style sheets to help students format papers and use internal citations.

December 13th, 2016 Take a look at the new blog entitled “Page By Page,” which is a transcript of a printing video I put together for my facebook page.


Past News

June 14th, 2016 Just published a new teaching resource for fourth through sixth grades entitled “Writing Nature Haiku.”

May 17th, 2016 Just published a new ebook for U.S. Government and U.S. History teachers entitled “The Three Branches Memory Game.”

February 11th, 2016 Check out the new post for teachers “Project Walks and Reflections.”

January 31st, 2016 Check out “A Wise Man’s Wisdom.”  This one was co-written by Dave, his wife Judy, and Tobie.

January 27th, 2016 Dave just created a Facebook Page “Dave Cooper”  Swing by, check out his content, and add a comment or two.

December 10th, 2015 Check out the new post “Content Creators and Content Recyclers.”  A new teaching resource on Thomas Paine will be released within the next two weeks.

June 20th, 2015 Prepare for your writing conference using this blog post’s checklist “Writing Conference Preparation (Bring Pants).”

January 18, 2015 Check out the new post “The Torpedo Factory– Wrap Yourself In Creativity.”

September 6, 2014 Just published a document-based question and persuasive-writing ebook on Thomas Jefferson’s 1779 “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge.”  Click HERE to jump to it.

August 3, 2014 I published a new post after a more-than-brief blogging hiatus.  Check out “Enthusiasm With A Dash Of Naivety.”

August 2, 2014 The summer months are ticking away, and too many projects are unfinished on my desk! I just published a free activity for teachers entitled “DBQ: Native American Perspectives On Relations With The British.”  Jump to it HERE. Don’t worry my non-teacher friends, I’m still working on some fiction and hope to complete a new short story, soon.

July 30, 2014 I just released a publication on the Teachers Pay Teachers site about using primary and secondary sources in research.  Jump to it HERE.

June 15, 2014 Two new teaching publications uploaded to Teachers Pay Teachers this afternoon.  One deals with introducing new textbooks to students and provides three strategies to familiarize them with how texts are structured.  Jump to it HERE.  The other publication helps teachers create and track measurable behavior goals.  Jump to it HERE.

January 27, 2014 My first fiction ebook entitled From Rough Waters, a collection of three short stories, is now available in Kindle format.  Click on the cover to find out more!

July 10, 2013 I just received word my short historical fiction piece “The Freshet Run” will appear in the Summer issue of Yorick literary magazine.  Look for it online!

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