...is an international education consultant and
national presenter. He has shared practical
teaching strategies to tens of thousands of 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 on effective classroom
management and instructional strategies, in addition to dozens of
keynote speeches nationally that are consistently praised for both
their motivational and practical value.
His 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.