Inspiring and challenging audiences to live boldly,
laugh loudly, and live remarkably.

David began his journey in education in 1991 after years in the sales world. He has been a middle school teacher, instructional coach, department head, principal, Director of Professional Development, and a tennis coach for middle and high school students.

David has received numerous awards for his work in education (see his full biography). His work has been spread to encompass public, private, and charter schools. After many years in school leadership, David has not lost his passion for teachers and their impact on lives in their classroom. His workshops are balanced with research-based strategies for effective teaching, high engagement and collaboration, high paced inputs, fun and humor filled with surprises and encouragement!

Workshops are tailored to the needs of each particular school and school district. David’s workshops are designed to inspire and build teacher/administer competencies that will result in advanced student achievement.

The following are workshops David has led over the years (to name a few):

  • Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Classroom Management 101
  • Socratic Circles
  • Learning and the Brain
  • Questioning 101
  • Classical Education
  • Charlotte Mason Techniques
  • Six Traits of Writing
  • The First Days of School
  • Habits of the Heart
  • The Homework Myth
  • Assessments
  • Making History Come Alive
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Integrated Thematic Units
  • Making Connections Across the Curriculum
  • Test Questions That Lead To Higher Level Thinking
  • Differentiation
  • Task Analysis
  • Creating a Culture of Classroom Excellence
  • Academic Learning Time
  • Student Talk vs. Teacher Talk
  • Primary Documents In Teaching