Ron Nash profile

After 16 years of presenting to educators in 20 states, and after writing 16 books, it is time to retire my PowerPoints, music playlists, and Hawaiian shirts. Since 2007, it has been my pleasure to carry the messages of the interactive classroom to K-12 teachers and administrators. At 73, it is time to slow down and smell a few roses. I appreciate the messages of good will on Twitter and via email.

Many thanks to the superintendents, district and building administrators, and teachers who have supported my efforts on behalf of today’s students. It is absolutely essential that critical skills related to communication, collaboration, community, curiosity, and citizenship remain front and center in K-12 classrooms. This is the message of my presentations and my books. Students need to be able to confidently communicate and collaborate with classmates—and with fellow citizens—in classrooms and society at large down the road. No lecture or worksheet can replace face-to-face classroom interactions where students build these skills.

This website will remain active for those who wish to purchase my books. The book covers below will take you to one of these publishers: Corwin Press, InstructionalEmpowerment, or Rowman & Littlefield.

As we used to say back in the day, Rock On!

Foreword by Debbie Silver

the power of we book by ron nash

Foreword by John Almarode

the interactive classroom book by ron nash

"The day I spent in Ron Nash's seminar in 2009 is one that changed my teaching career and helped me be the teacher I've always wanted to be. After 21 years as an educator, the strategies I learned from Ron transformed my instructional methods and energized my students into being excited, active learners."
- Kathy Galford, Virginia's 2013 Teacher of the Year

"It was fabulous!!! Thank you for such a relevant and useable presentation. I wish the entire two-day conference had been with you!"
- Elaine McCombs, Alabama Elementary Teacher

“As one of my colleagues stated about your professional development offering to us, 'Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!"
- Linda Emerick, Delaware HS Teacher

"I can not THANK YOU enough for the engaging and useful professional development you provided our district past Monday! It was a breath of fresh air to actually leave a PD feeling hopeful that I could go back and implement changes quickly.”
- Debbie Steigerwald, Poquoson, Virginia Elementary Teacher

What can you expect from a Ron Nash workshop?

- A high-energy, fast-paced classroom session from two to five hours
- Evidence-based student engagement strategies that are modeled
- Participants up, moving, pairing, and sharing a great deal
- Humor and music as state-change mechanisms

To bring Ron to your district, school, or conference, email him at