Hi, I'm Dan!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. 
Dan, Chief Operating Officer at CottageClass, brings over 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, Dean and Director of Student Life at some of the most prestigious independent schools in New York City. He has taught teachers in the Masters program at Columbia University Teachers College, where he received the William Heard Kilpatrick Fellowship and the Maxine Greene Fellowship. He is currently President of the House of Study (www.houseofstudy.com), a foundation that offers professional development to teachers and schools. Dan was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, Bank Street College of Education and Teachers College, Columbia University

What is your philosophy on and approach to behavioral management? 
If I know I am in control, they know I am in control. If I deeply respect and admire my students, they will respect and admire me. Kids get over-exuberant when learning is great fun, but they don't misbehave. I don't need a philosophy on behavioral management. Behavior has never been a problem in my classroom.  

Who was your favorite teacher and why? 
My favorite teachers are my students.