George Lucas Educational Foundation

Daniel Vollrath

High School Teacher

Daniel Vollrath is a special education teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in New Jersey and a U.S. professional development trainer with the Institute for Habits of Mind. With a strong passion for developing curriculum, building student relationships, and fostering executive function techniques infused with the Habits of Mind, Vollrath has created a more responsive and mindful classroom culture. Dispositional thinking, reflective techniques, and instructional procedures connected to Habits of Mind serve an integral role in his daily pedagogy.


  • Differentiated Instruction

    Bringing Student Voice Into IEP Conversations

    Asking students questions like these can help educators and parents craft effective individualized education programs.
  • Student Engagement

    Keeping Students With Learning Disabilities Motivated at Home

    Using movement breaks and improving skills like the ability to focus can help high school students with learning disabilities stay on track in this unsettled time.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    A De-escalation Exercise for Upset Students

    A simple technique that takes just a few minutes can help an agitated student regain the state of mind needed for learning.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Encouraging Students to Develop Resilience

    A framework called Habits of Mind can help students improve their ability to recover from frustrations and get back to learning.

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