Brief Overview

Consulting and Professional Development Work

 

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    Speaker at national conferences
    including ASCD and NCTE
  • Independent consultant in schools and districts throughout the US and beyond on a variety of topics such as social and emotional learning, teacher health and balance, and using choice to boost engagement and differentiation
  • Classroom coach for both beginning and experienced educators
  • ASCD Whole Child Approach advisor
  • Formerly a Responsive Classroom® consultant, presenter, and lead developer

 

 

Professional Accolades

 

 

Writing

 

  • Mike is the author of many books about great teaching and learning, including through leading publishers like ASCD and Heinemann.
  • Mike has also written numerous articles about a variety of topics including publications in Educational Leadership and Language Arts.
  • Mike also writes somewhat regular blog posts, including those by grumpy (but wise) Uncle Curmudgeon.

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

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    Classroom teacher
    for 15 years in grades 3-5, continues to hold a NH teaching certification
  • Graduate level instructor through the University of New Hampshire summer literacy institutes
  • Many other roles including both age-group and high school swim coach, preschool teacher, camp counselor, and more. Mike has been working with kids for his entire life!

 

 

Personal Life

 

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Mike lives in Durham, NH with his incredible family. His wife, Heather, is also an educator and is now focused on pursuing work as a knitting teacher and designer of knitting. Ethan and Carly are both in middle school and are avid musicians. Together, the family loves to hike and bike, travel to visit family, and spend time with great friends in town.

In addition to his work with education, Mike enjoys swimming, running, and hiking. He also enjoys nature around his house, gardening and landscaping and keeping logs and photos of birds and animals he sees in the yard. He also likes to take on house projects such as building concrete counter tops and replacing windows. A recent hobby is using beach stones to create fun projects such as wine stoppers, coat hooks, and cabinet knobs. Mike is also an avid Red Sox fan, but don’t worry, he’ll still consult in Yankee territory.

 

Testimonials

Mike gave me the opportunity to reflect on and better my teaching practices in an engaging and well thought out format.

Andrea Lawrence Teacher, Durham, NH

As a first year teacher I am so glad I got to experience this workshop with Mike. He gave us so many new resources and activities that I am eager to try out in my first classroom. Thank you!

Devenn Glickman Teacher, Fairgrounds Elementary School, Nashua, NH

Everything Mike said in our session rang true for me! It is so refreshing to know that so many educators are feeling the same way and through goal setting and creative thinking we can all find balance and be the best teachers we can be!

Kristin 4th Grade Teacher

I always feel revitalized as a teacher after attending one of Mike’s workshops! His in-depth knowledge of children and learning help to put me back into the mindset I need to keep teaching and reminds me why I got into the profession!

Carolyn Baskowski Northfield, MA

This (workshop) was such a great reminder of how important it is to provide choice to all of our students. It was engaging and informative!

Erin Moore Teacher, Concord, NH

Mike is an energetic, enthusiastic presenter. Very knowledgeable with a compassion for others in the profession!

Jen Proffitt Social Emotional Development Teacher


 

(Responsive Classroom is a registered service mark of Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.)

 

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Mike Anderson
Leading Great Learning
Durham, NH
Phone: +1 413.658.7907
leadinggreatlearning.com
mike@leadinggreatlearning.com

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.