Monday, April 4, 2016

Teachers of Interest: Michael Corayer

I'm not sure when I "met" him online or how I got to know him, by I have been very impressed by the knowledge and writing of Michael Corayer. I've had a chance to read his books on mastering introductory psychology, available at the links below. His writing style is engaging and the stories he uses to bring the reader in are fascinating. I highly recommend checking out his blogs, his books, and his twitter account. Below is a short biography.

Michael is still working on the book series, the process of researching, writing, and editing has been taking much longer than expected but says it has been worth it just for the knowledge he has gained. He is working on the last few chapters of volume 4 now, so a full print edition should be available by the end of this school year. His goal is to have the book start helping teachers and students next fall. In the meantime, the first 3 volumes are currently available as ebooks through Amazon and other stores. (Here are the Amazon links for Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3).

Michael Corayer is originally from Brockton, Massachusetts. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Harvard in 2006. In 2008, he moved to Shanghai, China, and began teaching IB Psychology at Shanghai High School International Division. Thanks to growing student interest in psychology over the next few years, he was able to expand the courses offered to include multiple sections of AP Psychology as well as elective courses in psychology. His students were engaged and hard-working and he is proud that last year they earned a 100% pass rate on both IB and AP exams, with the majority of AP students earning a 5. Thanks to encouragement and feedback from his students, he began working to turn his lecture notes into a book series designed to help other psychology students master the material. He left China in July of 2015 and is currently living in Austin, Texas.

Michael's personal blog

His Twitter Account

Amazon Links to Michael's Psych writings

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

1 comment:

Mike Corayer said...

Thanks Chuck!

If anyone has any questions about the books, teaching AP/IB, teaching in China, or anything else, you can email me directly: