Rick Dahlgren, President & CEO

Rick Dahlgren: Welcome to Rick's Page

Rick is the owner and one of the original program developers of Time
To Teach. He has been training Time To Teach for over two decades.

He has extensive experience at the elementary, middle, and high
school levels including at-risk campuses. He also has teaching experience at
the university level. He is a nationally renowned presenter and one of
the nation’s foremost experts on classroom management. He is in great
demand as a seminar leader and speaker at workshops and conferences
throughout North America. He knows what it takes to be a great presenter and he is looking for these qualities in you!

Rick is an energetic, entertaining, passionate, and inspiring trainer who has presented to over 400,000 teachers! He is the first author of five education trade books including Time To Teach: Encouragement, Empowerment, and Excellence in Every Classroom and the extensive Resource Manual each participant receive at his seminars. Rick’s classroom management strategies can be adapted for use with any existing program. His expertise, common sense approach, and humor keep his seminars (AND HOPEFULLY YOUR SEMINARS) fast moving, enjoyable and filled with ideas that will dramatically improve student behavior in classrooms everywhere! He is especially known for his understanding and success with the most challenging children and for his ability to communicate his wealth of strategies, techniques, tricks, and action plans with fellow teachers.

Watch the webinar buttonAs a mentor, he has supported both new and experienced teachers by helping them refine their teaching techniques and eliminate classroom challenges. Would you like to join him in his endeavor to help our teaching colleagues become better teachers? It is THE professional and financial opportunity of a lifetime.

Dear colleague in education,

I am THRILLED you are investigating this opportunity and I look forward to inviting you to an upcoming Time to Teach Train-The-Trainer session. In order to be considered for this incredible opportunity you must follow these steps in this order:

Watch webinar icon 1. Watch the webinar (click the icon)
The webinar provides vital information about our company and this opportunity. It was designed to answer your important questions. Serious candidates will watch the webinar in its entirety before contacting us.
Send resume icon 2. Send us your resume (click the icon)
We request that you do not send your resume until you have watched the webinar. Please investigate us first. You must indicate in writing when you send your resume that you have watched the entire webinar. It is important you do your due diligence on us.
Schedule interview icon 3. Schedule a 10-15 minute interview with Dr. Johnny Alvarado, principal (click the icon)
Dr. Alvarado knows exactly what we are looking for in a trainer. His school has experienced amazing results using Time To Teach. Click the email icon to alert our secretary that you would like a brief phone chat/interview with Dr. Alvarado.
Schedule interview icon 4. Schedule an final interview with the CEO, Rick Dahlgren! (click the icon)
After you have had a short interview with Dr. Alvarado you will interview with me! Click the icon and alert my secretary that you have spoken with Dr. Alvarado and would like to have your final interview with Rick Dahlgren. Please set aside 30-60 minutes. I will have a lot of questions to ask you!

Top-gun trainer presentingIf you are a consummate professional and a “top gun” teacher, I want you to help my company share our research-based and common sense methods which teachers can use immediately to improve student behavior in their classrooms! Your personality, combined with our program, will enable your attendees to become the Picassos of their classrooms! You will feel pride in helping schools increase API scores, improve AYP progress, and dramatically reduce their discipline referrals. Your attendees’ lives will be forever changed after learning from you. Can you imagine yourself presenting a fast-paced, humorous and insightful seminar for our company? If you have a passion to help others, are extremely professional, and have a personality that will capture the attention of a room of teachers, let’s talk! Talented teachers who present for my company and embody these qualities earn the top pay in the industry.

This is an once in a lifetime opportunity that you will find rewarding on many levels.

Trainings are data supportedIf you have questions of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact me!
I start my own seminars out with this quotation: “In God we trust, all others bring your data.” Although it provokes chuckles, it is no laughing matter. We are research-based and have tremendous outcomes everywhere we train. We have the data to back this up. In fact, if you haven’t already, visit our “School Success Data” page to see the school improvement data we are able to boast.
If selected to join our elite nation team you will train other teachers to:

  • Teach disrespectful students to be respectful!
  • Teach unmotivated students to be motivated!
  • Teach irresponsible students to be responsible!
  • Reduce time spent on discipline and focus on important tasks!!
  • Turn challenging students into allies!
  • Learn WHY students become disengaged and HOW to promote classroom involvement!!

What others are saying about our company

Quote icon “The presenter has a heart for children and teachers. He shares a wealth of information in an enthusiastic manner that can transform any classroom. No participant will leave this seminar bored or without the ability to put these strategies into practice immediately”
-Dr. Shirley Bonton, Deputy Superintendent
Quote icon “Rick is full of energy and provides the most common sense strategies I have ever heard. And that is in forty years of teaching and attending conferences!”
-Terry Hawley-Smith, Principal
Quote icon “The best seminar I’ve been to in years. It’s one thing to know HOW to do something, it’s quite another to TEACH someone else to do it. The presenter did both and now I’m enjoying teaching more than ever.”
-Juana Collida, Elementary Teacher
Quote icon “What a great lesson in humanity! I wish I would have learned Rick’s powerful strategies for connecting with kids early in my career!”
-Jeff Elliott, Middle School Teacher
Quote icon “This seminar wasn’t like anything else I have ever been to. It was fun and filled with strategies that I can use with my students. I have a “tough class” this year and I can hardly wait to start trying these strategies in my classroom.”
-Jeff Roland, High School Teacher
Quote icon “This seminar was AWESOME. I would not have gotten through the school year without Rick Dahlgren’s help. As much as I laughed, I learned even more.”
-Gale Horton, Counselor

How To Become A Trainer

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