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About Marvin Marshall

Marvin Marshall is considered by many to be the world's foremost authority on using intrinsic motivation to foster individual and social responsibility.

He is a professional speaker and staff developer who presents to schools, school districts, parent groups, businesses, and for governments around the world.

He is a husband, parent, and former elementary, middle, high school and university teacher; middle and high school counselor; middle and high school assistant principal; elementary and high school principal; and district director of education.

He is certified by the William Glasser Institute and presents for numerous associations including the Association for Teacher Education, the National Staff Development Council, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Middle School Association, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

He has been a distinguished lecturer at both state and national associations.

His simple three-step strategy is used across the entire teaching spectrum--from small childcare centers to large high schools and from rural schools in Texas to urban schools in New York City, where he has a three-year staff development contract with the New York City Board of Education.

His approach can also be used in any business, home, or youth setting.

He writes a featured monthly column on He is the author of Phi Delta Kappa's "Fostering Social Responsibility" and presents for them as an author-lecturer.

Discipline without StressHis articles on discipline, social development, human behavior, motivation, and promoting learning have been published internationally.

His newest book, "Discipline without Stress, Punishments or Rewards - How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning," is carried by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and Phi Delta Kappa International.

He holds a master's degree in business administration and a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California. His dissertation is in the combined areas of guidance and instruction.

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