Gregg Goodhart has a passion for teaching others how to learn so they can surpass their perceived limitations. This passion led to an intense interest in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and psychology as they relate to teaching. By putting these principles into practical use in the classroom over many years he has come to an understanding as to how to teach others to reach their potential, and show teachers how to teach it. Or, as Ian Snyder at the University of Minnesota puts it, “There’s so much cheap inspiration out there – this was the real kind! Seeing such a clear and detailed road map of how to effectively coach our brains gave me and will give my students such a feeling of being enabled.”
Through innovative workshops and presentations he presents practical methods used for years with students that are backed, informed, and shaped by relevant research. Students and teachers leave with specific ways to improve their teaching/learning/practice in significant ways, and how to continue to improve upon that.
Gregg has done this with middle school students through the most respected and experienced educators from around the country. Dr. Brenda Brenner at Indiana University calls his work, “Brilliant!” And Russell Shed, Department Chair and teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, CA says, “It really works and I wish I knew this info 20 years ago.” Christian Ahanger, Principal at the K-12 Academy of Excellence South Campus in inner city Milwaukee, Wisconsin says, “(Gregg has) provided one of the most beneficial presentations to my teachers I think they have attended since I began working with the school.”
Gregg is in demand as a clinician doing workshops and seminars for teachers, students and parents from K-12 to faculty at the finest four-year institutions.
He built and ran an internationally renowned high school education program in Orange County California for 13 years before becoming The Learning Coach. He received the 2011 Outstanding Contributions to Education award from the Orange County Department of Education, and the 2009 Outstanding School Teacher of the Year award for Los Angeles and Orange Counties from ASTA.
His writing on education has appeared in several professional journals, and he continues to research and publish.