Student Motivation and Engaging Learning Experiences

Mike’s Experience

  • Created “The 6 Focus Strategies for Meaningful Engaged Learning” model. 
  • Identified in “Louisiana Department of Education Initiatives Best Practices,” as an approved school improvement model.
  • Founding Director of the Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning
  • Numerous articles and workshops on motivating students, creating engaging learning experiences, and project-based learning.
  • Designed the Plain English Instructional Model.
  • Creator and director of Projects4ME, Maine’s statewide virtual project-based program for at-risk and dropout youth.
  • Chair of the Board: Maine Academy for Natural Sciences.
  • Co-Authored, then supported, the School District of Philadelphia’s Magnet School Grant, which brought $7.5M into the district for a K-12 project-based learning program (as part of the Citadel Group)
  • Member: Maine’s Secondary Education Policy Task Force.

Some of Mike’s Writing on the Topic

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