Matthew J. Macaluso 

Pull Your Head Out Of Your Assumptions: What Teachers Know About Teaching

Now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble


"Pull Your Head Out Of Your Assumptions: What Teachers Know About Teaching is a brutally honest book about the everyday concerns and realities for student-teachers, active teachers, policy makers, and parents."

Matthew Macaluso is an active high school History and Social Studies teacher in Connecticut. He has been teaching both adolescent and adult learners since 1998 (not including a two year poorly made decision to work for 'the man' in a private firm) in subjects as diverse as United States History, World History, Psychology, Principles of Law, Trial Law, The History of Rock & Roll, and Philosophy. 

He is a recognized Cooperating Practitioner with Springfield College and has supervised four student teachers. He has written for the Manhattanville College School of Education Alumni Magazine and appeared on WOR AM radio in New York City as well as appeared twice on WTNH TV in New Haven, CT to discuss education practice and pedagogy. In 2014, he was awarded a grant to design an interdisciplinary lesson that merged artistic expression with thesis statement development. He has been flying airplanes since he was 14 and is an instrument rated Commercial pilot. So far, all of his landings have been equal to his takeoffs.

Matt is the owner of Human Intelligence LLC, a historical research company for the entertainment industry. This is his first book.


Contact Matt

PHONE (860) 205 0525

TWITTER  @Teachers_Know






  • WOR AM New York - March 5th 2016
  • WOR AM New York - March 26th 2016
  • Barnes & Noble - West Hartford, CT - April 13th, 2016 at 7pm.
  • Barnes & Noble - Glastonbury, CT - April 16, 2016 at noon
  • WTNH News8 - May 16th 2016 appearing on CT Style 
  • Manhattanville College (Reid Castle - East Library) - Purchase, NY September 29, 2016 at 7pm
  • Barnes & Noble - West Hartford, CT - October 13th, 2016 at 6:30pm.
  • Springfield College, Springfield, MA - Saturday November 5th at 1:30pm
  • WTNH News8 - November 21, 2016 appearing on CT Style
  • Somers, CT   February 23 2017  Somers High School Media Center  Speaking at Teachers of Tomorrow meeting.
  • New Orleans, LA   -   March 5 2017 -       Critical Questions in Education Conference   
  • Storrs, CT   - March 27, 2017 -  UConn Co-op at Storrs Center    University of Connecticut   
  • Hartford, CT   - July 14, 2017 -    HOT Education conference     Morning Session
  • Lyndonville, VT -  September 22, 2017      Lyndon State College