"This is a practical and highly engaging book about how to be a highly engaging teacher. In today’s world of on-demand entertainment and fast-paced action, the strategies in this book help teachers offer what students need in order to learn."
"This book provides a variety of new approaches, strategies, techniques, concepts, and ideas that teachers can implement in their classroom to increase the educational success of their students."
“My daughter applied the techniques for learning found in Rich Allen’s Green Light Classrooms in a second grade class and was amazed how using mystery in science excited her students. I saw the same excitement in adults learning safety concepts; the class was energized! Even after returning from a break, the class was still discussing what they learned and I knew I’d found a powerful method for teaching. I’ll continue to use this valuable resource for my own classes and my daughter will as well!”
Richard Allen is an international consultant with more than 25 years experience coaching trainers and educators. Cofounder and president of Education Illustrated, he has taken the TrainSmart strategies beyond the United States and Canada to such diverse countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, and Brazil. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international conferences, and he facilitates motivational and teambuilding workshops.
Allen started his educational career as a high school math and drama teacher. In 1985, he became a lead facilitator for SuperCamp—an accelerated learning program for teens—and has since worked with more than 25,000 students worldwide. He completed his doctorate in educational psychology at Arizona State University, where he studied how the human brain receives, processes, and recalls information—knowledge that informs all aspects of his training strategies.