Curriculum Vitae

MIKE ANDERSON: CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire

  • 2000, Master of Science for Teachers in English

Connecticut College

  • 1993, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • Major: Child Development
  • Minor: American History

 

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Mike Anderson Consulting, LLC, 2014-Present

  • Work with teachers and schools around the world to facilitate great learning through a variety of topics and content.
  • Roles include: keynote speaker, presenter, consultant, coach, and author.
  • Write frequent blogs and articles.
  • Own and manage personal consulting business.

Northeast Foundation for Children, 2008-2014

  • Program Developer, 2012-2014
    • Led content development for NEFC.
    • Created and helped develop many workshops including: The Responsive Classroom Course (core 4-day workshop), How to Bullyproof Your Classroom, Child Development Matters, Responding to Misbehavior, and many more.
    • Managed teams of consultants/developers.
    • Authored books, articles, and blog posts.
    • Helped lead organizational vision and direction.
  • Consultant, 2010-2012
    • Led many Responsive Classroom workshops in diverse settings across the United States and Canada.
    • Led customized Responsive Classroom consulting to meet the needs of schools and districts.
    • Authored books, articles, and blog posts.
    • Coached and led new presenters in Responsive Classroom
  • Professional Development Specialist, 2008-2010
    • Provided professional development for consulting teachers.
    • Lead many Responsive Classroom workshops and institutes across the United States.
    • Authored print and blog articles.
  • Consulting Teacher, 1999-2008
    • Worked as a certified per diem consulting teacher.
    • Led Responsive Classroom workshops throughout the United States.
    • Provided customized professional development for schools.
    • Authored occasional articles.

Dondero Elementary School, 1999-2008

  • Classroom teacher: third, fourth, and fifth grades.
  • Taught in self-contained inclusive classrooms.
  • Served as a cooperating teacher for interns and a mentor for new teachers.
  • Served in leadership roles on many committees including Aspirations, Responsive Classroom, the district report card revision committee, and others.
  • Provided in-house professional development for colleagues.

Flanders Elementary School, 1993-1999

  • Classroom teacher: fourth, and fifth grades.
  • Taught in self-contained inclusive classrooms.
  • Served as a cooperating teacher for interns.
  • Served in leadership roles on many committees including the PTA, the social studies revision committee, and others.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Bronze Medal in Education I. (2016) to The First Six Weeks of School-2nd Edition. Awarded by the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Distinguished Achievement Award, Finalist. (2012) to the What Every Teacher Needs to Know series. Awarded by the Association of Education Publishers.

New Hampshire Teacher of the Year, Finalist. (2005). Awarded by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Milken National Educator Award. (2004). Awarded by the Milken Family Foundation ($25,000 cash prize).

Brown/Brooks Award. (1993). Awarded to scholar athletes by Connecticut College.

Louise Lacy McGarry Award. (1993). Awarded to students for their work with young children by Connecticut College.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Anderson, Mike. (2016). Learning to choose, choosing to learn: The key to student motivation and achievement. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Anderson, M. (2015). The first six weeks of school (second edition). Turners Falls, MA: Center for Responsive Schools.

Anderson, M. (2011). What every 5th grade teacher needs to know (about setting up and running a classroom). Turners Falls, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.

Anderson, M. (2010). The well-balanced teacher: How to work smarter and stay sane inside the classroom and out. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Anderson, M. (2010). What every 3rd grade teacher needs to know (about setting up and running a classroom). Turners Falls, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.

Anderson, M. (2009). What every 4th grade teacher needs to know (about setting up and running a classroom). Turners Falls, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.

Anderson, M. and Dousis, A. (2006). The research-ready classroom: differentiating instruction across content areas. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Selected Print Articles

Anderson, M. (2011, August). Communicating with parents. Responsive Classroom Newsletter.

Anderson, M. (2011, August). Setting the stage for successful assemblies. Responsive Classroom Newsletter.

Anderson, M. (2011, April). The leap into fourth grade. Educational Leadership, 68(7), 32-36.

Anderson, M. (2011, April). Bring the school year to a strong finish. Responsive Classroom Newsletter.

Anderson, M. and Wilson, Margaret B. (2010, April). Behavior challenges in the homestretch? Interactive modeling can help. Responsive Classroom Newsletter.

Anderson, M. (2009, August 12). Balancing act: Starting the year with community building and testing-prep. Responsive Classroom Newsletter.

Anderson, M. (2003, January). Reading violence in boys’ writing. Language Arts, 80(3).

Selected Online Articles

Anderson, Mike (2017, September 6). Homework: A Grievable Offense. Self-published. https://www.leadinggreatlearning.com/homework-a-grievable-offense/

Anderson, Mike. (2017, March 29). Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Student Understanding: Tips for building student choice into your formative assessments. Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/using-quick-check-ins-measure-student-understanding-mike-anderson

Anderson, Mike. (2017, March 22). A Little Help with Your Homework: How to guide your students to self-differentiate their homework—without creating more work for yourself. Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/little-help-with-your-homework-mike-anderson

Anderson, Mike. (2016). Promoting a growth mindset: An activity to try. Self-published. https://www.leadinggreatlearning.com/activity-staff-promoting-growth-mindset/

Anderson, Mike. (2016, May 3). Reclaiming teacher autonomy through choice. ASCD INService. http://inservice.ascd.org/reclaiming-teacher-autonomy-through-choice/

Anderson, M. (2015). Uncle Curmudgeon: Stop giving homework! Self-published. https://www.leadinggreatlearning.com/uncle-curmudgeon-stop-giving-homework/

Anderson, M. (2015). How (and why) I stopped saying, “I like the way you…” Self-published. https://www.leadinggreatlearning.com/how-and-why-i-stopped-saying-i-like-the-way-you/

Anderson, M. (2015, October). Social-emotional learning and academics: Better together. Educational Leadership, 73(2). http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/oct15/vol73/num02/Social-Emotional_Learning_and_Academics@_Better_Together.aspx

Anderson, M. (2013, September 16). Healthy habits to start a career. Teach.com. https://teach.com/blog/healthy-habits-to-start-a-career-by-mike-anderson/

Anderson, M. (2012, October). Another one of those days: Thinking ahead about how to handle disruptions and distractions. Educational Leadership 70(2). http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct12/vol70/num02/%C2%A3Another-One-of-Those-Days%C2%A3.aspx

Anderson, M. (2011). Classroom displays: Keep the focus on student work. ASCD Express, 6(13). http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol6/613-anderson.aspx?utm_source=ascdexpress&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=express613

Anderson, M. (2011). Quiet signals key to classroom management. ASCD Express, 6(8). http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol6/608-anderson.aspx?utm_source=ascdexpress&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=express608

Anderson, M. (2011, November 2). The trouble with testing. Responsive Classroom Blog. https://www.leadinggreatlearning.com/the-trouble-with-testing/

Anderson, M. (2011, March 30). The power of positive routines. ASCD INService. http://inservice.ascd.org/the-power-of-positive-routines/

Anderson, M. (2011, January 11). Homework: An unwelcome guest. Responsive Classroom Blog. https://www.leadinggreatlearning.com/homework-an-unwelcome-guest/

Anderson, M. (2010, August 17). Be a well-balanced teacher: Tips for the new year. The Whole Child Blog. http://www.wholechildeducation.org/blog/be-a-well-balanced-teacher-tips-for-the-new-school-year

Anderson, M. (2009, October 21). Do you have a chatty class? Responsive Classroom Blog. https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/do-you-have-a-chatty-class-2/

*For a more complete archive of online articles by Mike Anderson, visit: https://www.leadinggreatlearning.com/category/articles/

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Social and Emotional Learning. Two-day workshop: Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA (August 23-24, 2017).

The Power and Potential of Choice. Two-day workshop: American Nicaraguan School, Managua, Nicaragua (August 8-9, 2017).

Teaching Social-Emotional Learning through Reading and Writing Workshop. Week-long 2-credit master’s degree class: University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute, Durham, NH (July 24-28, 2017).

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn. Two-day workshop: Todd County High School, Mission, SD (June 8-9, 2017).

The Power and Potential of Choice. Keynote: Mountain Brook Learning Conference, Mountain Brook, AL (June 6, 2017).

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills through Common Core State Standards. Presentation, with Carol Davis: ASCD Empower17, Anaheim, CA (March 26, 2017).

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn. One-day workshop: ASCD Empower17, Anaheim, CA (March 24, 2017).

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills through Games and Activities. Workshop: Fairgrounds Elementary School, Nashua, NH (February 20, 2017).

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn: The Key to Student Motivation and Achievement. Presentation: The Learning and the Brain Conference. Boston, MA (November 19, 2016).

Off to a Great Start: Engaged Teachers, Engaged Students. Half-day workshop: RSU 57 Administrators Retreat. Waterboro, ME (August 15, 2016).

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn. Foundation session: NH Department of Education Statewide Summer Summit. Durham, NH (August 3, 2016).

Differentiation through Choice. Workshop: Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Clifton Forge, VA (July 15-16, 2016).

The Power and Potential of Choice. Webinar: ASCD Member Benefit (May 24, 2016).

Joyful Challenge through Choice. Presentation: ASCD Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA (April 2, 2016).

Challenge through Choice in Literacy. Workshop: Western Virginia Public Education Consortium. Radford, VA (February 2, 2016).

Nurturing and Sustaining Teachers. Workshop: Western Virginia Public Education Consortium. Radford, VA (February 1, 2016).

First Weeks of School. Webinar: ERN Webinars (August 28, 2015).

First Weeks of School for Administrators. Webinar: ERN Webinars (August 19, 2015).

Social and Emotional Learning in Academic Teaching. Workshop: Dabney S. Community College. Clifton Forge, VA (August 4-5, 2015).

Becoming a More Well-Balanced Teacher. Keynote: Marquette-Alger RESA Summer Conference. Marquette, MI (June 15, 2015).

Challenge through Choice. Workshop: Marquette-Alger RESA Summer Conference. Marquette, MI (June 15-16, 2015).

Being a Well-Balanced Teacher. Keynote: Teachers Matter Conference. Cancun & Mexico City, Mexico (February 5 & 7, 2015).

Social and Emotional Learning and the Common Core State Standards. Presentation: ASCD Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA (March 16, 2014).

Responsive Classroom and Common Core State Standards. Presentation: Responsive Classroom Leadership Conference. Cambridge, MA (November 18, 2013).

Beyond Compliance: Building True Academic Engagement. Presentation: ASCD Annual Conference. Chicago, IL (March 16, 2013).

The Well-Balanced Teacher. Webinar: Whole Child Virtual Conference (May, 2012).

Classroom Management for New Teachers. Presentation: ASCD Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA (March 24, 2012).

The Well-Balanced Teacher. One-day workshop. El Verano Elementary School. Sonoma, CA (2011, July 3).

The Well-Balanced Teacher. Presentation: Phi Delta Kappa, Fairfield University Chapter. Fairfield, CT (April 28, 2011).

The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out. Presentation: Staff Development for Educators Conference. Manchester, NH (April 4, 2011).

The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out. Presentation: ASCD Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA (March 27, 2011).

The Language of Instruction. Workshop: Portsmouth elementary schools. Portsmouth, NH (March 21, 2008).

Teacher Language. Workshop: Child Study and Development Center, University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH (February 26, 2007).

Boys and Literacy. Presentation, with Tom Newkirk and Jack Wilde: National Council of Teachers of English National Conference: Milwaukee, WI (November 18, 2000).

 

SELECTED OTHER PROJECTS/ROLES

Whole Child Approach Advisor. (2015). Served as a team member supporting ASCD’s Whole Child Approach. ASCD. Alexandria, VA.

Whole Child Vision in Action Selection Team Member. (2011-2015). Helped select the school that receives the ASCD Whole Child Vision in Action award. ASCD. Alexandria, VA.

Teacher Language Audio CD. (2010). Narrated as a model voice for an audio CD as a part of the Teacher Language Professional Development Kit. Northeast Foundation for Children. Turners Falls, MA.

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Leading Great Learning

Mike Anderson is an energetic, experienced, and highly sought-after educational consultant who helps facilitate great learning in schools all over the United States and beyond. He has over twenty years of experience as a teacher, consultant, presenter, and developer and has authored many books and articles about great teaching and learning.