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Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson (NH '04)

Education Consultant

Leading Great Learning
Durham, NH

At the time of the Award, Mike Anderson was:

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School
Portsmouth, NH

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 seven books about teaching and learning including: 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.

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

Additional Information


Experienced Educator Certification (K-8), New Hampshire

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


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

The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out (ASCD, 2010)

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

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

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