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Recent Consulting Projects
aLearning 1to1 Foundation
Columbia; Miami, FL
Feb 2016 – June 2017
Pedagogy based school change organization. Writing curriculum for high school that supports students being autonomous learners, and educators leaders of autonomy. Paolo Friere rooted philosophical groundings with origins in South America and currently includes USA collaborations.

aBSR Foundation
Feb 2017 – July 2017
Writing critical thinking skills and methods into curriculum for textile workers in Ethiopia.

Examples of Modules

aThinking Foundation
Lyme, New Hampshire — 2005 - present
What They Do:
The mission of the nonprofit Thinking Foundation is to support high quality academic and applied “action” research on cognitive and critical thinking skills development at the pre-school, K-12 and college levels. Initial grant awards will emphasize qualitative and quantitative research on Thinking Maps
® as a foundational language for thinking, learning, teaching, and leading across educational organizations.
Our Collaboration:
My collaboration as Organizational Consultant with Thinking Foundation includes support with creating a vision, design, and implementation of their work and mission. After initial visioning, extensive implementation is currently in process including case studies, field work, website implementation, action research, video editing.
Contact: David Hyerle -

aNational Urban Alliance (NUA)
Lake Success, New York — 1997 - present
What They Do:
The mission of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA) is to substantiate in the public schools of urban America an irrefutable belief in the capacity of all children to reach the high levels of learning and thinking demanded by our ever-changing global community. The work of NUA is focused on learning and teaching. A network of exceptionally qualified consultants around the country provide ongoing professional development activities for teachers, principals and other school personnel to improve classroom instruction. NUA consultants are practicing teachers and university faculty who emphasize instructional strategies based upon the latest research on concept and cognitive development, reasoning, thinking, and higher-order comprehension skills.
Our Collaboration:
My current collaboration is focused on Student Engagement as part of the Professional Development model. This is currently with East Allen Community Schools in Indiana, and to be expanded into Albany, New York and San Francisco, California schools.
Go to the online wiki for the East Allen Student Engagement Project
An outline of the project can be downloaded in Acrobat PDF format.

Senior Consultant and Mentor including whole district projects currently with Buffalo Public Schools, Elizabeth Public Schools in New Jersey and Osseo School District in Minneapolis, Minnesota. View short video clips from the June 2017 trainings in Osseo School District.

Buffalo Public Schools Interview with 4th Grade teacher Mr. Robson.
See all 14 on the Vimeo Portfolio.

Buffalo Public Schools Interview with Kindergarten teacher Ms. Butler.
See all 14 on the Vimeo Portfolio.

Osseo School District - Professional Development

"I had the privilege of sharing many of the things I learned from my time with you at NUA. Truth be told, you Robert were THE instructor that people who attendees remembered VIVIDLY. The excitement that I brought to the room in sharing your strategies awakened many people to a new way of seeing CLEAR. I switched from 19 Years at 5th grade to teaching 2nd grade...and it is coming alive with what I learned. Thank you."
Leslie Green, Osseo Public Schools Teacher
June 2017 Professional Development

Elizabeth Public Schools - School 13

"I would like to thank you Robert for your passionate facilitation of the Pedagogy of Confidence and the implementation of the various components of the strategies. It was indeed the kind of contagion that is crucial when educating school dependent students. In reflecting on Winfield Scott School 2's collaboration with NUA, I could not help but notice how the strategies provided tools for our students to engage in their academic tasks on an empowered level. When questioned, they stated that they found the tools very helpful and their work product was indicative of that. From activities designed to get our students attention, to discussion strategies and protocols that resulted in meaningful student discourse, the Pedagogy of Confidence definitely awakened a degree of academic self-efficacy previously not present in many of our most challenging students."
Dr. Lyle Moseley, Principal School 2
Elizabeth Public Schools Spring 2017

My collaboration with National Urban Alliance has included:

  • active consultant in the field including teacher workshops, school site visits, classroom and demonstration lessons
  • new media development
  • website including initial development (1999-2009)
  • management team
  • advertisement design

School systems I collaborated with NUA from 1997 - present include:

  • Beacon, New York
  • Birmingham Public Schools, Alabama
  • Buffalo Public Schools, New York
  • Dayton Public Schools, Ohio
  • Elizabeth Public Schools, New Jersey
  • Indian River Public Schools, Delaware
  • Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana
  • New York City, New York - District 4
  • New York City, New York - District 5 - South Bronx
  • New York City, New York - District 9 - Harlem
  • Osseo Public Schools, Minnesota
  • Prince Georges County, Maryland
  • Seattle Public Schools, Washington
  • South Huntington, New York
  • WMEP consortium of 10 districts in Minneapolis

Contacts: National Urban Alliance contact people include:

More Information
Click here for more detailed information on my collaborations with National Urban Alliance.

aEminence Social Entrepreneurs • Thinking Schools Ethiopia
Previously Children's Home Society and Family Services Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 2009 - present

What They Do:
Eminence Social Entrepreneurs vision is to be a pioneer of social entrepreneurship in Africa and an example of excellence. Their mission is to empower people in Africa by partnering with social entrepreneurs and the disenfranchised to give them the tools they need to become leaders in their family and community as well as successful business people. There model is working to tackle poverty by growing social entrepreneurship in Ethiopia. They find people with innovative ideas who have needs and link them with the people who can fulfill them. Through education (Thinking Schools Ethiopia), media and coordination we bring people together using to empower people to succeed in ways they could not imagine before.
Thinking Schools Ethiopia:

Our Collaboration: The Thinking Schools professional development model is structured upon on three areas of learning: Community Building, Reflective Practice, and Systems Thinking. The ultimate goal is to create a sustainable Thinking School and cohesive collaborative school community.
A goal of the initial professional development training from 24-28 August 2009 was to provide hands-on sessions with visual tools (cognitive visual maps), inquiry, community building, systems thinking with the whole education community, the physical classroom environment, and making decisions with intentionality.
Case Study online: Go to the online Case Study on the Thinking Foundation website.

Thinking Schools Ethiopia Blog
Blog established by Robert Seth Price in 2009
Contributors: Atsede Tsehayou & Dagim Melese

Recent Posts

Thinking Design Healthcare Ethiopia
Mekelle University Health Sciences
St. Paul's Millenium Hospital and College
2015 – current

Thinking Design is a systems approach that uses practical research based methods to assure a healthy organization that supports and grows effective communication with and between leadership and the whole organization. It uses tools that thoughtfully and effectively communicate ideas within and outside organization to create collaborations.

Thinking Schools Ethiopia
Tigray Development Association
and Initiative Africa

For the past seven years Robert has been collaborating with the visioning, development and implementation of the Thinking Schools Ethiopia project in Eastern Africa with a focus on quality education for all. Beginning as a grass roots effort started by Robert, there is now an extensive pilot project in collaboration with Tigray Development Association, Initiative Africa, Thinking Schools International / Ethiopia and Thinking Foundation.

"Robert has been exceptionally instrumental starting from the design to all training for the Thinking Schools Ethiopia project in Tigray [2014-present]. On my part I have never seen a trainer who is as physically and emotionally involved, both heart and mind, as Robert."
Dr. Taddele Hagos, Executive Director
Tigray Development Association Executive Director

aCommunity Schools of Frankfort
Frankfort, Indiana — 2008 - 2009
What They Do:
Public K-12 school district.
Our Collaboration:
Our collaboration includes: Collegial Coaching, Thinking Maps®, Inquiry, and Community Building. My collaboration is across the district with all ELL and Special Education teachers and administrators Pre-K, Elementary and Secondary.
Contact: Suzi Kontos -

aCenter of Excellence in Leadership of Learning
Indianapolis, Indiana — 2007 - 2008
What They Do:
Created in 2001, the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis serves as a leading convener, catalyst and collaborator for dynamic, innovative education change to dramatically impact student achievement throughout Indiana. CELL's efforts are rooted in the principle that all students, regardless of background, should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education, training and success in the 21st-century global economy.
In partnership with the district and the Indianapolis Education Association, CELL has helped IPS convert the five large comprehensive high schools into several small schools of no more than 400 students—a large contrast from previous enrollments of 1,200 to 2,000 students. By converting all five major high schools at once, IPS represents one of the only district-wide transformations in the country.
Our Collaboration:
Robert is a teaching and learning coach for the University Academy on the Manual High School campus in Indianapolis.
Contact: Sharon Wilkens -

aIndiana Department of Education
Division of Compensatory Education - Title 1
Indianapolis, Indiana — 2007 - 2008
What They Do:
The mission of the Division of Compensatory Education is to provide a continuum of services and resources to Title I districts that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students. Through collective efforts, we endeavor to increase accountability for all participants in the educational process; enhance cooperation between school and home; provide educators in Title I schools with greater autonomy for shared decision-making, and most importantly, promote increased educational performance of students attending Title I schools.

Our Collaboration:
Robert's collaboration includes presenting at the Fall 2007 Administrative Workshops. He presented at all three regional workshops — North (South Bend); Central (Indianapolis); and South (French Lick).
Download Robert's presentation as a PDF file.
Contact: LeeAnn Kwiatkowski -

aHerron Charter High School
Indianapolis, Indiana — 2007 - 2008
What They Do:
Charter High School
Our Collaboration:
Our collaboration includes: Collegial Coaching, Visual Cognitive Maps, Inquiry, and Community Building. My collaboration is whole school.
Contact: Greg Lineweaver -; Deb Cooney -; Janet McNeal -

Pasadena, California — March, 2007
What They Do:
AIGA is the professional association of Graphic Designers. The Schools of Thoughts conference includes art educators from universities and colleges around the world.

Our Collaboration:
Robert presented at the AIGA Schools of Thought conference. His presentation was The Art and Craft of Teaching.
Contact: Louise Sandhaus -

aDesigns for Thinking
Lyme, New Hampshire — 2002 - present
What They Do:
Designs for Thinking is a consulting group that develops materials and represents Thinking Maps® Inc. in the Northeast region including New York City. Recent material development includes a Leadership model for Thinking Maps® implementation. The group includes David Hyerle, the creator of Thinking Maps®.
Our Collaboration:
My collaboration with Designs for Thinking includes creating a vision, design, implementation and use of media for the Designs for Thinking group to support their work with schools, organizations and leadership. Our collaboration includes video, DVDs, software and website communication development.
Contact: David Hyerle -

aIntensified Accelerated Learning Systems
New York City, New York — 1998 - present
What They Do:
Intensified Accelerated Learning Systems is Augusta Mann's organization focused on utilizing culture, intsified teaching, and accelerating students who are behind.
Our Collaboration:
My collaboration with Augusta Mann on the conceptual development, design, and implementation of the Intensified Accelerated Learning Systems DVDs and her organizations website Additionally I have collaborated with Augusta Mann on systemic K-2 and 3-5 literacy workshops for National Urban Alliance in NYC, Indianapolis, Seattle, and Minneapolis for seven years. Intensified Accelerated Systems Inc. (IASYS) is a new company—a small group of people who are dedicated to contributing to the information available to teachers, parents, and others who work with students whom our urban schools are failing to educate to any degree of excellence.
Contact: Augusta Mann -

aCal Arts
Graphic Design Department + Art Department
Valencia, California — 2004 - 2006
What They Do:
CalArts is an arts college that educates professional artists in a unique learning environment founded on the principles of artmaking excellence, experimentation, critical reflection and independent inquiry.
Our Collaboration:
My collaborations have included Graphic Design Department meeting facilitation, and workshops for art and graphic design faculty at CalArts on Classroom Practices – the Art of Performance. The workshop focus is on developing a deeper understanding of the elements with the pedagogical experience - using the resources available to you including your voice, the room, your physical presence, and the tools you bring to communicate, learn, and instruct. Workshops include demonstration lessons be me with students for faculty to observe strategies and techniques in practice. Additioinally I have facilitated department meetings for building community and communication.
See the Case Study for more information.
Contact: Louise Sandhaus -

aLos Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, California — 2004 - 2006
Whole school community building (teachers, support staff, administration), Thinking Maps, demonstration lessons.

New York City, New York - March 2003 - February 2004
Collaboration with designer Helen Sanematsu and Cynthia Savo of Cynergy Associates on the development of the Nomadocs website. Nomadocs is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to train local doctors in the practice of proven natural and traditional methodologies, including yoga, acupuncture, an Chinese herbal medicine, and to support them in developing and delivering affordable, sustainable health care in underserved communities throughout the world.

aCarbon School District
Price, Utah - January 2003
Price goes to Price. Full day workshop with all the Carbon School District elementary teachers (approximately 110). Contact person is the superintendent David Armstrong.

aReading Success Network
Madison, Wisconsin - August 2001
Facilitated sessions at the three day Comprehensive Center for Region VI training-of-trainers conference that was specially designed for teams composed of principal/district coordinator, reading teacher/specialist, and 2 or more K-6 classroom teachers. Participants focused on balanced literacy, data analysis, diagnosis of reading problems, prevention/interventiona strategies, peer coaching, and networking.

aCPDC Youth Development Program
Washington, D.C. - September 2001
Training sessions for coordinators, counselors, and class leaders for Community Preservation and Development Program Youth Development Program located at the Edgewood Terrace Youth Gateway Learning Center. This is a continuation of the work started with the Morino Project listed below.

aMorino Institute
Youth Development Collaborative (YDC) Partnership
Washington, D.C. - 1999 - 2001
Ongoing training sessions beginning in 1999 and continuing through 2001 with after school projects. Includes staff development using the website as a tool, moderating listserv, and on-site visits (observation, demonstration lessons with children and youth, and workshops). All staff development sessions were video taped and transcribed by a stenographer. The Youth Development Collaborative is supported by the Morino Institute. A current evolution of the YDC project is thea YouthLearn website.
Tomorrow's Workforce - Article on the Perry Center, part of the YDC project on how one inner-city program is trying to give kids the skills they need -- and the ones you need, too.
See the Case Study for more information.

aLeap Computer Learning Centers (LEAP)
New Haven, Connecticut 1996 - 1998
Training session for coordinators, counselors, and class leaders.

aProfessional Development Laboratory
New York University

New York, New York. 2000 - 2001
Collaborated with Yvette Jackson on a two day hands-on training session to effectively use data with New York City teachers, principals and parents from over twenty schools and districts. Included development and use of data they had submitted to set the stage and use of various technology tools including listservs, video, online database development, and the WWW. Collaborated with Lauren Goldenburg from the Professional Development Laboratory to develop the website and training for using listservs.

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Mapping and Storyboarding the Documentary Student Video by students in small learning groups. Long Beach, California Fifth Grade at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Filming the Video by fifth grade students

Student documentary video

Hoffer Elementary School Student Film

Hoffer Elementary School Student Film

Roosevelt Union Free School District (NYC area) compilation from documentation by Robert Seth Price on the implementation of Thinking Maps and Thinking Schools district-wide. See all 39 films at:

Thinking Schools Ethiopia Addis Ababa Governement School classroom demonstration facilitated by Robert

Thinking Foundation with founder Dr. David Hyerle interviewing a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Long Beach, CA. Robert edited, filmed and produced many films with Thinking Foundation.

and see more films from Thinking Schools International at:

Thinking Schools Training facilitated by Robert for principals in collaboration with Initiative Africa with a All Children Read grant funded by USAID.


How To Pedagogy: Think-Pair-Share

Thinking Schools Ethiopia Tigray. Whole school with Trainer of Trainers & Leadership Model in action. Watch with subtitles of process faciltated by Robert Seth Price, Atsede Tsehayou and Dagim Melese.

Collegial Coaching with Yvette Jackson, CEO of National Urban Alliance and Robert

Thinking Design Healthcare Training with St. Paul's Millenium Medical College and Hospital faciltated by Robert and Seble Hailu

Thinking Schools Ethiopia, Hossana, Southern Nations. Thinking methods with large rural classroom.

Addis Ababa Education Bureau. Teams of 8 leaders from each of 10 model schools faciltated by Robert Seth Price, Atsede Tsehayou and Dagim Melese..

Ato Dilamo Ottore – Head of Addis Ababa Education Bureau speaks about Thinking Schools Ethiopia (2014). Video is in Amharic with English subtitles. If you don’t see the subtitles click on the cc icon to activate the subtitles.

Tigray Education Bureau. Teams of 8 leaders from each of 37 model schools held in 3 locations: Wukro, Shire, Aksum. Trainings were faciltated by Robert Seth Price, Atsede Tsehayou and Dagim Melese..

Ethiopia Ministry of Education Strategy Center faciltated by Robert Seth Price and Dagim Melese..

Addis Ababa Education Bureau Primary School.
Cheffie Primary School.

Dr. Awol Endris - UNESCO

Southern Nations (SNNPR) Education Bureau expert team at training in Yirgalem, SNNPR faciltated by Robert Seth Price, Atsede Tsehayou and Dagim Melese.