Company Founder, Teacher Trainer, Author, National Keynote Speaker
Rick Smith is an international education consultant and national presenter. He has shared practical teaching strategies to over a hundred thousand teachers and teacher-trainers worldwide, including two years training American Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in Ghana, West Africa. Rick was a classroom teacher for over fourteen years, focusing primarily on students-at-risk. He’s been a mentor/support provider and mentor coordinator for many years, and has taught in both Elementary and Secondary Credential programs in northern California.
Rick has conducted hundreds of workshops and keynotes on effective classroom management and instructional strategies that are consistently praised for both their motivational and practical value.
Rick’s feature article “Mentoring New Teachers: Strategies, Structures, and Successes,” appears in Teacher Education Quarterly. His bestselling book Conscious Classroom Management: Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching is rapidly becoming the number one book in the country for classroom management and student motivation.
“Rick’s approach to teaching is inspirational, fun, inviting & safe!”Jenny R., Torrance CA
“[Rick] articulated things i hadn’t even thought of sharing with with my beginning teachers yet.” George P., Rockville MD
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