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Mike Roberts

Rowland Hall Middle School
English Teacher
Salt Lake City
Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year.

Mike's most recent book, Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon, compares the ups and downs of teaching with the those that occur while running. His previous book, Hacking Classroom Management - 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About, identifies a variety of strategies that empower students in the learning process. Finally, he is the co-author of The New Science Teacher's Handbook: What You Didn't Learn From Student Teaching, and was a featured columnist in English Journal.

Mike also teaches college classes focused on classroom management and literacy in the content areas. He has served on many educational committees, and has been a featured speaker at dozens of state, regional, and national conferences.

When he's not teaching or presenting, Mike can usually be found running ultra-marathons in the mountains. And even after all these years, he's still not sure which takes more energy...a week with 8th graders or a 100 mile race.


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