Michael Barltrop has been a classroom teacher for more than a decade. In that time, he has acted as a department head of English, as well as a department head of School-Wide Literacy. He is committed to meeting the needs of all students through the implementation of Universal Design. This has led to a strong belief that students achieve the greatest success when presented with clear expectations, focused around differentiated project-based tasks. He has a passion for using Comic Books, Video Games, and Pen and Paper Role Playing Games in his classroom. He currently runs the website WhatBinder.com