We learn from doing. There's really no other way.

Why do we force students to experience agony before the thrill of the ride? Boost students up and give them confidence from the start. Let them feel the wind in their faces and WANT to keep trying. #LastingLearning

Interested in hearing Dave present live?

Please read below to learn what Dave is currently sharing with educators around the world.

OR click the menu above to learn more about Dave, his books, or to read his blog.

Enjoy the ride.


Dave is currently sharing the following with educators around the world:

  • Standards Based Grading: What, why, how? (90 min)
  • Student Engagement: How to measure it and how to increase it (90 min)
  • It’s Like Riding a Bike: How to make learning last a lifetime (3 hrs)
  • Bold Humility: How to lead your staff into high yield risk taking (90 min)
  • The Principal’s Role in Grading Reform (90 min)




Interested in having Dave share with you and your staff? Contact him here or via e-mail at itslikeridingabike@gmail.com

Hint- He also listed his phone number at the top of the page if you want to send him a text.


Dave is currently scheduled to present at:


Raise the Bar Annual Conference- Pensacola, FL

Association of Middle Level Educators- Orlando, FL


Dave has recently shared at:

Raise the Bar – Escambia County Schools

Association of Middle Level Educators-AMLE  -Annual Conference

Michigan Association of Middle School Educators-MAMSE -Annual Conference

Baker College  -Student Teachers of Michigan Conference

Central Michigan University – Student Teachers Local Conference

Washtenaw Intermediate School District – Administrative Conference

Oakland Intermediate School District – Administrative Conference, Teacher Leader Conference

Numerous district and school building level presentations across America


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