Ron Nash profile

I am in the process of slowing down a bit, choosing to spend more time in our gardens than on the road. That said, I have been given the opportunity to write a second edition for one of my books, Shake-Up Call! The Need to Transform K-12 Classroom Methodology (2013) for Rowman & Littlefield. It should be available later this year.

Since 2007, it has been my pleasure to carry the messages of the interactive classroom to K-12 teachers and administrators. 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.

By clicking on Order Now below the book covers, you can access Corwin Press and Rowman & Littlefield for all but two books. I have a limited number of copies of Big Little Things ($14.95 per copy) and And What About You? ($9.95 per copy) and you can contact me via email at to purchase copies.

Each of my books supports interactive classrooms at all levels. No lecture, video, or worksheet can replace a vibrant community of learners who have learned to communicate and collaborate with classmates. And this will pay dividends when today’s students enter the workforce as citizens in an equally vibrant democracy.

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