Learn more about how Dave can support your work…

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) View slides
  • 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) View slides
  • Bold Humility: How to lead your staff into high yield risk taking (90 min) View slides
  • The Principal’s Role in Grading Reform (90 min)



Standard agreements to book Dave Schmittou are simple and always negotiable, depending on your location, size of audience, and length of service.

Check out a few recent agreements to get an idea of what can be done for you:

a) $3500- All inclusive (travel and one night of hotel), keynote 60 minutes, 3 break out sessions (90 minutes each) total audience-450

$7.70 per participant


b) $1250-Honorarium + travel arranged by district + one night of hotel: 3 breakout sessions (total expense estimated at $1900) + books available for purchase onsite; total audience 220

$8.64 per participant


c) $2300 -Travel and books- Books purchased for each participant (Bold Humility for 30 admin-$600 discounted rate; It’s Like Riding a Bike for 120 teachers-$1200 discounted rate) + travel reimbursement ($500); one keynote, two breakout sessions

$15.33 per participant (includes a signed book)


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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:

Association of Middle Level Educators-Nashville, TN

ASCD- Empower20- Los Angeles, CA

Innovative Schools Summit- Orlando, FL

Innovative Schools Summit- Las Vegas, NV

Innovative Schools Summit- Atlanta, GA

Dave has recently shared at:

MAMSE- Frankenmuth, MI

NERD Camp- Parma, MI

Oakland County Effective Practices Conference- Lamphere, MI

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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