Remembering a Great Teacher

Richard Strong

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Richard Wilson Strong, an extraordinary educator, thinker and writer, died January 27, 2008, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born in New York City on February 26, 1946, Richard was driven by the idea that teaching is a deeply human experience.  He dedicated his life to helping schools across the country become more democratic places where teachers, administrators, and students all have equal voices.  His innovative ideas can be found in the many books and articles he published during his career in education.

Richard was the co-founder of Silver Strong and Associates and Thoughtful Education Press.  He had a unique talent for making complex and abstract ideas come to life, and his ability to make us smile and think will be sorely missed.

Articles Authored by Richard Strong

Articles in ASCD's Educational Leadership
Strengthening Student Engagement: What Do Students Want (and What Really Motivates Them)?

Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

Keeping it Simple and Deep

Making Students as Important as Standards

Boredom and Its Opposite

Creating a Differentiated Mathematics Classroom

Books Authored by Richard Strong

  • The Strategic Teacher
  • Reading for Academic Success, grades 2-6
  • Teaching Styles and Strategies
  • Reading for Academic Success, grades 7-12
  • Teaching What Matters Most
  • Tools for Promoting Active In-Depth Learning
  • So Each May Learn
  • Questioning Styles and Strategies

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