Consulting Teacher; Writer
"I enjoy helping schools' adult communities grow in trust for each other, and seeing the positive impact of Developmental Designs and Responsive Classroom practices on students."
For over 15 years, Chris taught in middle-level schools in Indianapolis, IN, Bloomington, MN, and Minneapolis, MN, as well as a year in the American High School in Quito, Ecuador. He co-wrote Classroom Discipline: Guiding Adolescents to Responsible Independence (Origins 2009) and continues to write and edit middle-level materials for Origins. He facilitates Developmental Designs and Responsive Classroom workshops for educators, grades K-12, with an emphasis on secondary. As a consulting teacher, he guides implementation of both approaches in elementary, middle-level, and high schools.
BA English, University of Minnesota
M Ed, Secondary Ed., Indiana University