Since 2004, David Gracer has been an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Rhode Island, where he teaches writing, literature, and public speaking. He’s also been a tutor and substitute public school teacher. He uses a variety of methods to make writing and the entire learning process engaging and even fascinating. In addition to the books he has already written, Dave is currently busy organizing his working methods into a manuscript, entitled The Visceral Method: A New Way Forward.
In early June 2017, Dave spoke at the first annual national conference of Secular, Eclectic, Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers at Shepherd University in West Virginia. This experience was a turning point, and helped Dave recognize that his skills might be a good fit for homeschooling families.
Dave’s other career involves entomophagy, which means using insects as a real food-source, both for livestock and for people all over the world. As he learned more about this unusual subject, Dave gradually realized that our relationships to Nature (and to insects in particular) provide insights into our history and our future. His activities in this subject have allowed him to enjoy a wide range of experiences and adventures, including his epic trek across the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, as part of a National Geographic TV special.
More than anything else, Dave knows that exploration and challenge are important elements of a powerful life. He brings that energy and purpose to his online work as well.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.