Professor Engelmann has spent decades working with at-risk children and developing a science of instruction based on what he learned from them. He is a very controversial figure. Many consider him to be one of the most brilliant and rigorous thought leaders in education and others consider him to be the “Darth Vader” of top down instructional control. Whether you agree with him or not, his perspective and work is essential learning for anyone concerned with improving the effectiveness of instruction or improving education in general. We found him to be a man of great passion who is genuinely dedicated to improving the life-opportunities of children.
Altogether we spent 6 hours interviewing Professor Engelmann. The first part of our conversation, which took place over the telephone, is available to read by clicking here. The subsequent three-hour video interview transcript is available by clicking here.