Laurel Schmidt         Educator, Author, and Speaker

Laurel Schmidt has worked for thirty years in the field of education. She thrived for 23 years
in the classroom, teaching every grade K-8 before becoming a principal. She writes extensively about multiple intelligence theory, effective teaching practices and the challenges of school leadership. She presents nationwide to parents, teachers, mentors, administrators and school board members. She conducts
staff development for teachers based on her 

latest book, Classroom Confidential: The 12 Secrets of Great Teachers. Laurel also works with school districts, county offices of education, and administrative associations to enhance the skills of principals and school leaders through her Gardening in the Minefield seminars. She is currently Director of Pupil Services for the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, and adjunct professor at Antioch University.

Keynote Speeches - Presentations - Seminars - Consulting

Publications -- Click on the links to access information on each of Laurel's books:

Social Studies That Sticks -- How to Bring Content and Concepts to Life Classroom Confidential:
The 12 Secrets of Great Teachers
Gardening in the Minefield:
A Survival Guide for School Administrators
Seven Times Smarter:
50 Activities, Games and Projects to Develop the Multiple Intelligences in Your Child