Jay writes Teacher Talk columns for parents of  elementary school children to inform them of things that they could be doing that would have a positive effect on their children's classroom performance.

            Topics cover all the major curriculum areas: oral language, reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and creative arts, in addition to cooperating with others, responsibility, and parent-school relations.

            Teacher Talk  appears occasionally in the following publications: Charlotte Parent (NC), Growing Up in Santa Cruz (CA), Parenting Plus of the Palm Beaches & the Treasure Coast (FL), Parent Line (Southern MD), Piedmont Parent (NC), Valleykids (Geneva, IL), Morris County Family (NJ), Connecticut Parent Magazine, Metro Parent (Southfield, MI), Western New York Family, Washington Families (DC), North Florida Families, About Families (Berks County, PA), Maryland Family (Baltimore. MD).

        If you work for a newspaper and would like to run Teacher Talk, send an email to Jay at

Link to the archives of Teacher Talk columns by clicking on the column or archive button.



Teach Your Children Well:
A Teacher's
  Advice for Parents

Publication date: July, 2001

Teach Your Children Well


99 Ways to Guide Your Child to Success in School


       Use these tidbits to include family learning as part of family fun. Little ideas can make a big impact on your child's school success.

Available for $4

"It certainly contains excellent, clear, easy to understand steps any parent could follow." - Sarah. M. Greene, Chief Executive Director, National Head Start Association





99 Ways to Guide Your Little to Success in School

            Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Francisco and the Peninsula liked Jay's booklet so much that they asked him to do a version of it for them, to help the Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentor their Littles.

            As a former Big Brother with this agency, Jay made his booklet available at no profit to himself. He will do the same for any other Big Brothers Big Sisters agency that wants it. All you need to do is ask.





My First Writing Dictionary

           Beginning writers need lots of support for this crucial skill. This dictionary lists the 425 most commonly used words in English, with room for each user to add up to 576 additional words, making it a valuable personal resource.

Available for $5




       To contact Jay, write to him at