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Mark Barnes: How Four Simple Words Can Solve Education's Biggest Problem
Mark Barnes: “How Four Simple Words Can Solve Education’s Biggest Problem”

Longtime teacher and Hack Learning creator Mark Barnes is the Founder and CEO of Times 10 Publications. He has written six books on education technology, student-centered learning, using mobile devices and social media in the classroom, global learning and 21st-century assessment, using his revolutionary SE2R system. His Times 10 Publications is a company that produces progressive education content in multiple formats. Mark is a recognized thought leader and one of education’s most dynamic speakers, bloggers, and podcasters.

As CEO at Times 10, Mark collaborates with some of education’s brightest authors and content creators, in an effort to re-imagine teaching and learning. The first book in Mark’s Hack Learning Series, Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School, debuted at Number 1 on Amazon and is a Benjamin Franklin Award winner. Times 10 now produces the Hack Learning Series, the uNseries, the Lead Forward Series, and other books, sold to teachers and school leaders around the world.

Mark is an outstanding public speaker: impassioned, eloquent, and direct. He is a pulls-no-punches leader, deftly guiding us into the future of education.Jason Levine, ELL expert, education thought leader, FluencyMC

Keynote addresses

Want to open or close your conference or workshop with dynamism, creativity, inspiration and humor? Mark Barnes brings this and much more. Mark has a wide array of keynote speaking credits, including TEDxUrsulineCollege, the Association of Christian Schools International Conference, TechNet Kansas City, the Global Reform Symposium and many other schools and conferences. Mark challenges educators to rethink assessment, use mobile learning and social media to engage learning. Mark Barnes leaves listeners feeling invigorated and inspired. See Mark in action in his popular TED talk below.

Mark’s passion for reimagining the way we educate our children comes through from the moment he appears on stage. His direct approach to the subject matter brings the audience in, forces them to view learning through a different lens and leaves them wanting to take action.Cara P. Lemieux, Digital Communications Strategist and Former Network News Producer

To bring Mark to your school or event, Contact Times 10 Books here

Workshops and conference sessions

Want to show your conference attendees or your staff how to deliver 21st-century progressive student-centered learning, web-based instruction, mobile learning strategies, PBL, social media, alternative assessment and meaningful feedback? Mark Barnes is a recognized international authority in these areas and a world leader in transitioning from traditional grades to a conversation about learning.

Mark Barnes has revolutionized learning with the creation of his Results Only Learning Environment–which eliminates all traditional teaching, including number and letter grades. Teachers worldwide are using Mark’s SE2R model of feedback to radically change how learning is assessed.

Mark Barnes is a dynamic presenter who breathes life into doing what’s best for kids in the 21st Century. His ideas are current, relevant, and innovative.Brad Currie, ASCD Emerging Leader & author of All Hands on Deck

To bring Mark to your school or event, Contact Times 10 Books here


  • Learning & the Brain Conference (Keynote speaker, 2018)
  • Calgary City Teacher Convention (Keynote panelist and Featured presenter 2017)
  • NNSTOY Conference (Featured speaker 2016)
  • SXSWedu (Panel Discussion on creating a no-grades classroom 2016)
  • Los Altos Schools (Keynote & Featured Speaker 2015)
  • Learning & the Brain conference (Featured presenter 2015)
  • Corwin Author Consultant’s Retreat (Featured presenter 2015)
  • ISTE (Roundtable discussion 2015)
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  • TEDxUrsuline College (Featured speaker 2014)
  • TechNet Conference Kansas City (Keynote speaker/presenter 2014)
  • Association of Christian Schools International Conference (Keynote speaker 2014)
  • Garfield Schools, Ohio, opening convocation (Keynote speaker 2014)
  • Windham Schools, Ohio, kickoff conference (keynote speaker/presenter 2014)
  • International Reform Symposium (Keynote speaker 2013)
  • Gahanna Schools Columbus, OH (Keynote speaker 2013)
  • Newpoint Education Partners Staff Retreat (Keynote speaker 2013)
  • Coppell Middle School, Texas (Keynote & onsite training 2013)
  • Cardinal Heights School, Hamilton, Ontario (Keynote & onsite training 2013)
  • Learning and the Brain conference (Featured speaker, 2013)
  • ASCD Annual Conference (2012, 2013)
  • ECW conference, Monte Vista, California (2013)
  • Gainesville, Georgia Web Tools & Mobile Learning Workshop (2013)
  • Results-only Learning conference Philadelphia, PA (2013)
  • Results-only Learning conference Nassau BOCES, New York (2013)
  • Lake County ESC Leadership conference (2013)
  • Lake County ESC Administrative Retreat (2012)
  • International Society for Technology in Education Conference (Presenter 2011)
  • Reform Symposium worldwide e.conference (Organizer/Presenter 2011)
  • eTech Ohio’s Educational Technology Conference (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Idea Stream: Innovative Technology & Educational Practice Conference (Presenter 2011)
  • The International Learning Conference (3-time invitee; Presenter 2008)

To bring Mark to your school or event, Contact Times 10 Books here


To bring Mark to your school or event, Contact Times 10 Books here

Books by Mark Barnes

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Mark Barnes is the Founder of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series, The uNseries, and other books from some of education's most reputable teachers and leaders. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Connect with @markbarnes19 on Twitter.