Carl is one of the leading experts on teaching writing to students in grades K-12 in the United States. Originally an elementary and middle school teacher, Carl now works as a consultant in schools in the United States and internationally. He’s the author of How’s It Going?, Assessing Writers, and Strategic Writing Conferences. Carl’s new book, Conferring with Student Writers, will be published this fall. Carl spends most of his days in classrooms with teachers and students, where he concentrates on helping teachers learn to have effective writing conferences that change students’ lives as writers.