The First Weeks of School: Off to a Great Start!

The First Weeks of School: Off to a Great Start!


Join Mike Anderson, award-winning teacher and best-selling author, to kick off the school year in style! This active and interactive one-day workshop will help you get ready for the new year with many practical ideas and strategies. Designed for classroom K-12 teachers of all experience levels, this workshop will give you strategies for:

  • Teaching the routines needed to support independent learning
  • Teaching positive discipline
  • Blending social, emotional, and academic learning early in the year
  • Building positive relationships with students
  • Developing strong and supportive communities of learners
  • Boosting students' intrinsic motivation

Additionally, you'll receive access to an online binder of resources to support your learning and implementation after the workshop is finished.

Instructor Bios


The First Weeks of School: Off to a Great Start!

  • Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 20 years. An elementary public school teacher for 15 years, he has also taught preschool and university graduate level classes. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for NH Teacher of the Year. He also spent many years as a presenter, consultant, author, and developer for Northeast Foundation for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safe, joyful, and challenging classrooms through the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching. Now, as an independent education consultant, Mike works with schools across the United States and beyond, supporting great learning through customized consulting. He has also taught workshops in Canada and Mexico and has presented at many national conferences including NCTE, ASCD, and Learning and the Brain. Mike is the author of many books about great teaching and learning including "The First Six Weeks of School," 2nd Edition (CRS, 2015), "The Well-Balanced Teacher" (ASCD, 2010), and "The Research-Ready Classroom" (Heinemann, 2006). His most recent book, "Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn" (ASCD, 2016), was selected as the April 2016 ASCD member book and was sent to 62,000+ educators in more than 100 countries.

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 231 Corporate Drive
Michael Anderson
219.00 PDT - Tuition