Mari Ruddy

Mari Ruddy is a speaker, writer and educator. She’s been a high school Spanish teacher, Activities Director, and a school Assistant Principal and Principal. In addition, she helped start over 35 Big Picture Learning high schools throughout the United States.
Mari owned a small company that trained people with diabetes to be endurance athletes. Mari got involved as an American Diabetes Association volunteer and she created Team Red and the Red Rider Program for cyclists with diabetes, which are used at the more than 85 Tour de Cure rides across the United States. There are now more than 10,000 cyclists with diabetes who wear the Red Rider jersey Mari created.
Mari earned an MA in Educational Leadership from San Jose State University. She lives and exercises in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can learn more about Mari at her website:

Books by Mari Ruddy

Open to Outcome 2 Edition: A Practical Guide for Facilitating & Teaching Experiential Reflection

With the first edition of Open to Outcome, tens of thousands of educators and learners experienced and benefited from The 5 Questions model for facilitating reflective discussions. Significant improvements to this second edition build on the solid foundation of the first, making this proven processing method even more powerful and effective!

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