Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

MELISSA DICKSON is the author of the 2020 Teacher’s Choice Award winning book, Teaching with The Instructional Cha-Chas: 4 Steps to Make Learning Stick and an outstanding presenter and educator. She is passionate about providing teachers with research-based ideas and strategies for accelerated learning that can be immediately implemented to help your students catch up and get back on track.

In her decades as an educator, Melissa has supported all grade levels and has been a literacy coach, staff developer, site-based team leader, mentor teacher, inclusion teacher, classroom teacher and early childhood teacher. She has a master’s degree in Reading and her ability to provide relevant information with humor and enthusiasm makes her a welcome addition to schools wanting customized training and coaching, as well as a popular presenter at numerous international, national, state, and district level conferences.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“This seminar is a valuable and practical resource for any teacher who wants to accelerate student learning.”

“Melissa’s Instructional Cha-Cha provides you with all the steps to respond to the variety of moves you need to keep your students dancing to success.”

“We really enjoyed Melissa’s seminar. She was clearly very passionate about what she does. We learned so many easy to apply strategies to specialize instruction for our students and she gave us the experience of trying it ourselves.”

Melissa made the day fun and gave ideas for how to help students retain information. She explained the research behind the strategies she presented and modeled as well. We’ve already recommended Melissa to other colleagues of ours!”

“Loved learning new ways to help the students and make it more fun. Most of these strategies can be used online as well.”