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Mike Anderson (NH '04)

Education Consultant

Mike Anderson Consulting
Durham, NH

At the time of the Award, Mike Anderson was:

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School
Portsmouth, NH

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 5

Biographical Information

Mike is an education consultant who works with teachers on topics such as using choice to teach students self-differentiation, blending social-emotional and academic learning, and maintaining teacher health and balance. He is the author of eight books about teaching and learning including: What We Say and How We Say It Matter (ASCD, 2019), Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn (ASCD, 2016), The Well-Balanced Teacher (ASCD, 2010), The First Six Weeks of School, 2nd Edition (CRS, 2015), and The Research-Ready Classroom (Heinemann, 2006). Mike taught third, fourth, and fifth grades for fifteen years and has also taught in preschools, coached swim teams, and taught university graduate classes. Mike lives in Durham, New Hampshire, with his wife, Heather, and their two children, Ethan and Carly.

Personal Message

I'm excited to partner with educators, schools, and districts in the pursuit of creating challenging and joyful school experiences for all students and teachers.

Related Connections

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Milestone: Mike Anderson (NH ’04) Publishes Book for "Well-Balanced" Teachers

Mike Anderson In The News

LISTEN --> Ep. 38 – Small Steps to Beat Burnout with Mike Anderson
Building the Bridge  |  edCircuit  |  Sep 22, 2021

Additional Information


Master of Science in Teaching (University of New Hampshire, 2000)

Experienced Educator Certification (K-8), New Hampshire


What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior

The First Six Weeks of School, 2nd Edition (CRS, 2015)

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn: The Key to Student Motivation and Achievement (ASCD, 2016)


Outstanding Educational Leader Award (NHASCD, 2020)