Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, author, and speaker in Santa Monica, CA. During his career he has developed a “whole child” teaching approach that empowers students and emphasizes academic excellence, lasting habits of mind and habits of character, valuable work habits and social skills, and health & wellness. He has written several books for educators and parents, including Changing Kids’ Lives One Quote at a Time; Rock It! Transform Classroom Learning with Movement, Songs, and Stories; Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8; and his new book 107 Awesome Elementary Teaching Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow. Steve is also the creator of the award-winning Chase Manning Mystery Series for kids 8-12. Each book in the series features a single-day, real-time thriller that occurs on an elementary school campus.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Brain-based Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, Executive Functioning, Quality Theory, Total Quality Management, Educational Technology
Steve enjoys spending time with family and friends, sports, working out, live music, reading, and writing. He is really hoping that this is the year his Los Angeles Dodgers bring home a World Series championship.