Ron Partin spent his first adulthood as a high school teacher
and coach and as a professor and coordinator of the graduate
program in counseling at Bowling Green State University. He taught
courses in educational consultation, mental health in the classroom, group counseling, counseling
skills and techniques, time and stress management, and learning
Ron, a speaker, writer, and consultant, is known for facilitating fun, interactive workshops and
has been invited to present programs to over 400 schools, businesses,
and professional organizations.
His overriding passion continues to be helping teachers thrive in the classroom.
He is the author of four books and numerous journal articles
in the areas of time management, goal setting, creative problem
solving, stress management, and effective teaching skills. The third edition of his
most popular book, The
Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide, and has been translated into Spanish and Indonesian.
For over 25 years, Ron Partin has served as a research consultant with Performance Learning Systems®, which has designed and provided high quality graduate courses to over a half million teachers. Ron continually updates the research reviews supporting thirteen of these courses. For many years he was editor of their newsletter, The Heart of Teaching.
Since 2000, Ron and his wife Jan, a fantastic professional realtor, have made their home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. While continuing his professional endeavors, he enjoys a broad array of activities: square dancing, golfing, hiking, tennis, bluegrass music, gardening, genealogy, scrapbooking, and traveling. Ron is a volunteer at the Carl Sandburg Home National Site, giving tours of the historic home. He also serves on the board of directors for the Community Foundation of Henderson County.