Robert Ward is an enthusiastic educator who has been teaching English at public middle schools in Los Angeles for over two decades. He has also written two powerful books for teachers published by Rowman and Littlefield: The Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator and The Teacher Tune-Up. His third book, A Teacher's Inside Advice to Parents: How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning, joins parents and teachers as allies in education. This book was Amazon's #1 New Release in Parent Participation in Education.
Robert's articles have been featured by Edutopia, 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 whole-child 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!