Professional Development Trainer, Michael Smith, Hits Best Seller List With “The Next Big Thing”

Michael Smith, teacher and professional development trainer, recently hit two separate best seller lists with the new book, “The Next Big Thing: Top Trends From Today’s Leading Experts to Help You Dominate the New Economy.”

Orlando, Fla. – March 18, 2011 – Michael Smith, a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, recently joined a select group of America’s leading entrepreneurs and businesspeople to collaborate and co-write the business and marketing book titled, The Next Big Thing: Top Trends From Today’s Leading Experts to Help You Dominate the New Economy. The book was published by CelebrityPress™, a leading business and marketing book publisher founded by Nick Nanton, Esq. and business partner, JW Dicks, Esq.

In addition to teaching high school English, Michael Smith, a National Board Certified Teacher, has served in a variety of site-leadership positions over the last fifteen years in the Santa Clarita Valley, north of Los Angeles, California, including Intervention Coordinator, an accreditation-team chairperson, and the English 10 Lead Teacher, in addition to serving as a member on site technology, restructuring, staff-development, and leadership committees.  At a district-level, Michael has been involved in writing district curriculum guides, evaluating textbook adoptions, and coordinating the development of district benchmark assessments.  Most prominently, he spent ten years as a Professional Development Trainer, writing curriculum and training hundreds of district teachers on best practices designed to improve student achievement.   More recently, he has served his school site as a Professional Development Coach, leading both new and veteran teachers in the creation of site professional learning communities.

The new book, The Next Big Thing: Top Trends From Today’s Leading Experts to Help You Dominate the New Economy was released on Thursday, March 10, 2011.  It features forward thinking trends to help entrepreneurs and business people dominate the new economy.  Michael  contributed a chapter titled “Dynamic Learning For The 21st Century.”

On the day of release, The Next Big Thing reached best-seller status on, reaching #4 in both the Entrepreneurship and Communications categories.

From CelebrityPress:

The old adage states: “Driving forward while focusing on the rearview mirror will land you in an accident.” This also holds true in business. While it’s important to understand the past, the future is where the real opportunity lies. But how do you tell the difference between passing fads and profitable trends? The authors in this book aim to do exactly that. Forty-one leading experts across multiple industries have teamed up to share The Next Big Thing to help you profit in this new economy.

After such a successful release, Michael Smith will be inducted into The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best seller lists.

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About Michael Smith:

Michael is also involved with both local and national associations, such as the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), where he has learned directly from the leading education experts, authors, and consultants.  Over the last several years, he has utilized his experience and knowledge in presenting for the California League of High School’s annual conference and twice at the Staff Development for Educators’ National Conference on Differentiation.

He is currently in the process of launching Master Teacher Tools, a resource website dedicated to sharing and promoting research-based best practices.

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About Celebrity Press™:

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