I have been following Mr. Ackerly’s Blog “The Genius in Children” for about a year and a half. Today, I’m honored to introduce him as this month’s guest speaker!
Rick Ackerly is a nationally recognized educator and speaker with 44 years of experience working in and for schools. With a master’s in education from Harvard University, Rick has devoted his career to building thriving learning communities. He has served as headmaster of four independent schools and has been a consultant and coach to teachers, school leaders and parents.
Rick speaks to parent and school groups across the country. He also presents at numerous education conferences around the country including the People of Color Conference, the California Association of Independent Schools, the Coalition of Essential Schools, the Symposium on Students with Learning Disabilities, Progressive Education Network, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and the Pacific Rim Conference. He has been an active participant in the annual “Call to Action” conference sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools’ Office on Diversity and Multicultural Education.
His articles about education and diversity have appeared in The Independent School, Multicultural Education, Education Week, the New York Times. Rick publishes a new essay each week on his blog. His first book, The Genius in Children: Bringing out the Best in Your Child is available at Amazon.com and Books Inc in San Francisco. Rick advocates focusing on character, curiosity, and creativity in young children to unleash their potential.
You’ll want to TUNE IN to listen to Rick speak about turning challenging moments into good ones. (Click on TUNE IN).
*Be sure to check back tomorrow as Rick is donating his newest book The Genius in Every Child: Encouraging Character, Curiosity, and Creativity in Children for our next GIVEAWAY*
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