Michael S
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Joined 11/1/2018
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Michael has 20 years of experience writing for publication in academic, popular, and creative venues. As a university professor and former secondary school teacher, he has also served as a teacher of writing to students of all ages, elementary to doctorate. Before becoming a teacher and professor, he also worked at a publishing house, and he continues to serve as a reviewer/editor for several national publications.
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Specialties

Michael enjoys writing about education, ecology, technology, and popular culture. As a professor and researcher, he has written articles and books about responsive teaching, particularly in the Language Arts. Climate justice and environmentalism also figure among his research interests. Having taught overseas for many years, Michael has experience as a French translator. For Writer Access clients, he has written blog posts, book summaries, help guides, tech how-to articles, and ad copy.

Interests

As a professor and researcher, Michael studies responsive teaching. His research writing experiences include grants, articles, books, blogs, and classroom narratives. A former teacher and a current parent, Michael knows the world of children's and young adult pop culture: he has written ad copy and web content related to children's and young adult books, film, and tv series.

Michael also enjoys writing about both ecology and technology. For WA, he has written everything from environmentalist book summaries to tech how-tos. He enjoys researching and learning about new eco-challenges and tech innovations, then presenting them in clear, accessible, and compelling ways.

Having worked in a French publishing house, Michael has translated book summaries and other ad copy for literary and commercial venues.

He has also served as a filmmaker and video editor for a children's theater company.

Education

Princeton University

Coursework in French and English Literature
Senior Thesis: Film Adaptation

Michigan State University

Coursework in Education
Masters Thesis: Forum Theater in the Classroom

Michigan State University

Coursework in English Teacher Education
Dissertation: Reframing Discussions

Education

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The Student Writing Archive Project: a searchable online database of student writing and teacher feedback with instructional materials and interview commentary from teachers at different grade levels in different parts of the US.

Green Living

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Writing for a Sustainable Future: How English Teachers Might Prepare Students for Environmental Advocacy

Article

50 Projects Completed

Sherry, M. B. (2017). How the visual rhetoric of online discussions enables and constrains students’
participation. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 61(3), 299-310.

Grant

7 Projects Completed

Experienced at framing for stakeholders the urgency of the problem and the significance and feasibility of the proposed response.

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0 Projects Completed

Sherry, M. B. (2016, February). The student writing archive project: Prospective secondary English
teachers’ analyses of and response to student writing in an English teaching methods course. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research. Ypsilanti, MI.

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