The First Weeks of School for Principals and Educational Leaders


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Mike Anderson is an award-winning educator (National Milken Educator Award and New Hampshire Teacher of the Year finalist) and author of many books about great teaching and learning, including The First Six Weeks of School (2nd Edition); Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn; and The Well-Balanced Teacher.

After 15 years as a classroom teacher and more than 6 years as a Responsive Classroom consultant, Mike is now working in schools across the US and beyond as an independent consultant. He supports teachers and schools on a wide range of topics including differentiated learning, social and emotional learning, and effective and respective discipline.


Mike offers training and coaching for teachers and school leaders on:

  • social and emotional learning,
  • differentiation
  • teacher health and balance
  • using choice to boost student engagement and differentiation
  • effective and respectful discipline practice
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