Rick Wormeli

Award-Winning Teacher, Author, and Educational Consultant

Rick Wormelli is a top education keynote speaker, award-winning teacher, author, and educational consultant. One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes 36 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, and coaching teachers and principals.

  • Rick Wormeli`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Rick Wormeli`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

  • Rick Wormeli`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Rick Wormeli`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

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From its humorous opening to the crowd-pleasing “grand finale” video teacher, “mockumentary,” this address affirms and provokes listeners with compelling questions about contemporary practices and specific action steps to consider if having enough courage was not a factor.   When we are brave, we find the freedom, language, and spirit to confront complacency and ineffective practice, and, even better, to do something about them.  Liberating and affirming, and pushing all of us closer to the kind of teacher we always wanted to be, we examine the school culture that cultivates pedagogical courage best. Radical to some, validating to others, and all based in the latest pedagogy, this address is updated monthly with specific bold actions we can take today that lead to better instruction for students.  Leave timidity at the door and join us for an extraordinary presentation.

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Cultivating Personal Creativity in Teachers and Students

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For Laughing Out Loud- This is a Great Profession!

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About Keynote Speaker Rick Wormeli

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes 36 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, and coaching teachers and principals.  Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teaching for the 21st Century, and theWashington Post.  He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, and a frequent contributor to ASCD’s Education Leadership magazine.  He is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle, as well as the best-selling books, Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, all five from Stenhouse Publishers, as well as Summarization in any Subject, published by ASCD.  His book, The Collected Writings (So Far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy Good Stuff I Learned about Teaching Along the Way, is collection of his published articles, guest bloggings, and more through 2013.  His classroom practice is a showcase for ASCD’s best-selling series, “At Work in the Differentiated Classroom.”

With his substantive presentations, sense of humor, and unconventional approaches, he’s been asked to present to teachers and administrators in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, and at the White House.   He is a seasoned veteran of many international webcasts, and he is Disney’s American Teacher Awards 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation.  He won the 2008 James P. Garvin award from the New England League of Middle Schools for Teaching Excellence, Service, and Leadership, and he has been a consultant for National Public Radio, USA Today, Court TV, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural Partners Program and their search for the Giant Squid. In June 2012, Rick was the graduation commencement speaker for the highest performing, public high school in the Washington, D.C. area.  He lives in Herndon, Virginia with his wife and two children, one of which is in college and one recently graduated from college.  He is currently working on his first young adult fiction novel and a new book on homework practices in the 21st century.

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