People Learn from the Inside Out.
The Genius in Every Child
Stories about parenting and teaching that show how education is leading the genius in each of us out into the world to function creatively and gracefully within it.
Every parent wants the best for their child and it can be difficult for parents to watch from the sidelines when their child goes off to school.
Rick Ackerly helps parents through this transition with a reassuring book that shows how parents and teachers can play their respective positions in the business of educating children.
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With a master’s in education from Harvard University, Rick has devoted his career to building thriving learning communities. He has served as headmaster of four independent schools and has been a consultant and coach to teachers, school leaders and parents for many years.
Rick speaks to parent and school groups across the country. He also presents at numerous education conferences including the People of Color Conference, the California Association of Independent Schools, the Coalition of Essential Schools, the Symposium on Students with Learning Disabilities, Progressive Education Network, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and the Pacific Rim Conference. He has been an active participant in the annual “Call to Action” conference sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools’ Office on Diversity and Multicultural Education.