Los Angeles, CA
Robert Ward is a public middle school English teacher in Los Angeles enjoying his 25th year in the classroom. He is also an award-winning blogger and the author of three books for educators that advocate for honoring the needs of the whole child.
Robert extends his holistic approach to nurturing children in his book written expressly for parents,
A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents: How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning.
Robert's articles are regularly featured by Edutopia, KQED in the Classroom, Education Week, the U.S. Department of Education's "Teacher's Edition" newsletter, ASCD, NCTE, the International Literacy Association, and UKEdChat magazine.
Robert embraces a teaching approach that attends to each student's social, emotional, soulful, and academic needs. Since all four aspects of child development are equally important and inextricably intertwined, teachers must daily capture their students' hearts, hopes, minds, and manners. This crucial balance creates a classroom of willingness, wisdom, wonder, warmth, and worth!