Richard L. Curwin Ed.D., received his B.A. in English and his Doctorate of Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He is known internationally for providing thousands of educators and parents with practical, proven ideas to effectively manage children’s behavior in a manner that respects the dignity of each individual. Dr. Curwin is one of the acclaimed authors of the original and newly revised book Discipline with Dignity, Discipline with Dignity for Challenging Youth, Strategies for Successful Classroom Management and author of Rediscovering Hope: Our Greatest Teaching Strategy, Making Good Choices, Motivating Students Left Behind. Dr. Curwin’s most recent book, Meeting Students Where They Live: Motivation in Urban Schools, offers multiple ideas and practical strategies for motivating children who have given up and are uninvolved in the learning process.
His articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, Reclaiming Children and Youth, Instructor, Parenting, and Learning. Dr. Curwin has presented training, seminars and workshops throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Belgium, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Israel. He was a recipient of the coveted Crazy Horse Award for having made outstanding contributions to discouraged youth.
He is currently the director of the master’s program in behavior disorder at David Yellin College. Dr. Curwin is the parent of 3 children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.