Mike Roberts Times 10 Author

Mike Roberts is an award-winning middle school educator, earning national, state, and local recognition for his outstanding teaching. He recently added the role of instructional coach to his daily routine, in addition to serving as an English teacher for the past twenty years. 

Beyond the classroom, he has authored three books, Hacking Classroom Management: 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About (2017) and Hacking Modern Teaching: 10 Ways to Build Student Engagement, Maximize Success, And Inspire Authentic Learning (Times 10, 2021). He has been a featured columnist in English Journal. Additionally, he has served as a speaker at dozens of state, regional, and national conferences, where he focuses his talks on classroom management, teacher wellness, and effective relationship-building. 

Mike also teaches college classes focused on classroom management and literacy in the content areas. He loves sharing his ideas with others, and he always feels honored when people actually show up to hear him speak.

Contact Mike on Twitter @baldroberts or via email at [email protected]. Visit his website at thebaldenglishteacher.com.

Books from Mike Roberts


"This is hands down the most useful book I have read on improving the atmosphere of my high school psychology classroom. Mr. Roberts gave me the courage to expect excellence from my students, but really made reflect on my responsibility of expecting excellence from myself as a teacher."