George Lucas Educational Foundation

Geoff Richman

Head of Upper School Learning Support, International School of Amsterdam

Geoff Richman is the head of the Upper School learning support program at the International School of Amsterdam. He brings extensive experience as a learning specialist to his role, including positions at the American School in London and in Portland, Oregon. His previous position was K-12 director of the Academic Resource Center at The Lovett School in Atlanta.

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  • Literacy

    Reading: Bringing the Background Up Front

  • Formative Assessment

    Assessment: Lower Stakes, Raise Retention

    Students learn better through retrieval-enhanced learning which can be practiced with smaller quizzes, daily questions, opportunities for reflection, and personalized oral quizzes.
  • Student Engagement

    Making Connections

    When teachers make a point of connecting with students as individuals, those students will feel valued, be willing to take risks, and ultimately thrive.