Tim Burns is an educator, author and presenter with a keen interest in human development, learning, and creativity -- and an enjoyable and engaging way of teaching about them.
His background includes over thirty years of experience as classroom teacher, counselor, First Offender Program facilitator, adolescent and family drug-treatment program director, university instructor, and staff development specialist.
In addition to ten years of experience as classroom teacher in the public schools, Tim taught for four years at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Institute at the University of New Mexico and has, since 1986, taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses as an instructor for Adams State College, Division of Extended Studies, Alamosa, Colorado.
provides keynote addresses, presentations and professional development workshops, and over the years has worked with over three thousand public, private, and parochial schools, along with hundreds of youth-serving agencies and organizations throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Thailand, Zambia, Senegal, Bahrain, and Singapore.
In the year 2010, Tim
will be presenting to and working with educators in both Eastern and Western Europe, Turkey, and six African nations.
is the author of three books: Our Children, Our Future; From Risk to Resiliency; and Anatomy of a Crisis: The Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs on the Brain.
In addition, he
has authored several resource manuals on topics ranging from the role of movement in organizing brain development, to fostering resiliency and well-being in children.
most recent offering is a twenty-two lesson curriculum entitled Brain Gain/Brain Drain: Teaching Students to Build a Better Brain.
Tim is an award-winning artist and provided the illustrations for the book, WorldWords, by Victor La Cerva, M.D.