Tate MarciaConsultant and Presenter

    Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During the course of her 30-year career with the district, she has also been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. In 2001, she received Georgia’s Distinguished Staff Developer Award, and her department won the Exemplary Program Award for the state.

    Currently, through her company Developing Minds, Inc., Marcia serves as an educational consultant and has taught over 450,000 administrators, teachers, and parents, as well as community and business leaders, all over the world. Participants in her workshops often refer to them as the best they have ever experienced.

    In addition to these widely-regarded in-person and online workshops, Marcia shares her expertise through her acclaimed catalogue of bestselling books:

    Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites:
    20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain (3rd ed.)
    “Sit and Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites:
    20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain (2nd ed.)
    Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites:
    20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones (2nd ed.)
    Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites:
    20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain (2nd ed.)
    Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites:
    20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain, PreK-8
    Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites:
    20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
    Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites:
    20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
    Preparing Children for Success in School and Life:
    20 Way to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power
    Formative Assessment in a Brain-compatible Classroom:
    How Do We Really Know They’re Learning?
    Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.

    Hawaii-MT-TTMarcia is married to Tyrone Tate and is the proud mother of Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher, and the proud grandmother of Aaron, Aidan, Christian, Maxwell, Roman, and Shiloh.

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