18 years + as an Educational Support Specialist
Emotion Focused Teaching
Honours degrees for my B.Ed, M.Ed.(USA) and Ed.D.(UK)
B.Ed (USA), M.Ed.(USA), Ed.D.(UK)
Dr. Rick Smith spent nearly two decades at the head of classrooms supporting students with special needs to improve their learning and develop stronger emotional resilience. He is a pioneer and expert in the field of Emotion Focused Teaching (EmotionFocusedTeaching.Com), an instructional method that effectively equips teachers and parents to meet the student’s emotional and intellectual needs. Dr. Smith has trained over 1,000 teachers and parents on three continents in settings ranging from elite international schools and inner-city public schools to educational organisations, such as the Education Bureau of Hong Kong. Starting out as a frustrated learner himself, Dr. Smith overcame his challenges to achieve honours degrees for his Bachelors, Masters (M.Ed.) and Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.). Currently, Dr. Rick Smith is a co-chair on the board of DAHK (Dyslexia Association of Hong Kong), in addition to a robust speaking engagement schedule and supporting with students in a one-to-one setting.