Allen Mendler is an educational consultant who is highly regarded as a motivational speaker. He provides consulting and professional development in the areas of student motivation, behavior management and teacher satisfaction. Mendler is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles including best sellers WHEN TEACHING GETS TOUGH: SMART WAYS TO RECLAIM YOUR GAME (ASCD, 2012), DISCIPLINE WITH DIGNITY (ASCD, 2009) and MOTIVATING STUDENTS WHO DON'T CARE (Solution Tree, 2000). His just released,THE RESILIENT TEACHER: HOW DO I STAY POSITIVE AND EFFECTIVE WHEN DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE AND POLICIES (ASCD, 2014), offers practical ways for teachers to stay positive and effective even in the face of unsound policies, behaviorally challenging students, difficult parents and unsupportive colleagues. For more information contact www.tlc-sems.com or www.ascd.org/allenmendler.