Mike Anderson


I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades in Connecticut and New Hampshire.

I wrote the third, fourth, and fifth grade books in the What Every Teacher Needs to Know K–5 Series. I am also the author of The Well-Balanced Teacher and the co-author of The Research-Ready Classroom.


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4 years 51 weeks

My Blog Posts

September 25, 2014
February 28, 2012
November 02, 2011
July 25, 2011
April 21, 2011
January 11, 2011
December 29, 2010
December 06, 2010
November 03, 2010

My Blog Comments

December 01, 2011
One of the things that I heard over and over at the conference was an acknowledgement that the...
November 22, 2011
This resonates with me as a parent as well. There's just so much going on this time of year: family...
November 03, 2011
Thanks for the comments, everyone! I'm not surprised that there's some resonance out there for this...
August 03, 2011
Kelly . . . that sounds like a really interesting idea. It might be cool to frame that activity out...
Re: Downtime
July 28, 2011
That's a great point, Sarah. It's not long now until many schools start up again, and the...
Re: Downtime
June 24, 2011
Amy—I'm so sorry you had such a rough year! Feeling like your beliefs about education aren't valued...
June 15, 2011
I had the luxury of teaching in four different classrooms over a period of six years (while...
June 13, 2011
Jennifer- My wife, Heather, job-shared a second grade classroom several years ago, and like you,...
June 07, 2011
I'm excited to teach the Morning Meeting and Academics workshop in Kingston, NH this summer! I hope...
September 29, 2010
Susan- I also adore 4th graders. They're so ALIVE! The book was an absolute pleasure to write. I'...