Dr. Mike Muir



I have been an educator for over 25 years.  Over that time, I have been a high school and middle school mathematics teacher, a middle grades technology integrator, a university practicum supervisor, a professor of middle grades education and educational technology, an educational developer and manager (including projects in Philadelphia, PA; Chester, PA; Fairbanks, AK; Buffalo, NY; Lake Charles, LA; and Maine), and a consultant working with other educators to actively create motivating and engaging learning environments for all students.  I remain faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington and Director of the Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning.

Currently, I am the Multiple Pathways Leader for the Auburn School Department (Auburn, ME), where I support the district's large scale school change initiatives, including customized, performance-based learning at the high school, and a primary grades literacy and math initiative which includes a 1to1 iPad initiative in the kindergarten.

On the side, I am director of Projects4ME, Maine's virtual project-based program for at-risk and dropout youth.

I’m also active in the Association for Middle Level Education (Formerly National Middle School Association - former East Region Trustee, former Research Advisory Board member), the Maine Association for Middle Level Education (Past President), and the International Society for Technology in Education (former SIG 1to1 Chair; former SIG Council member), and present widely on motivating underachievers, engaging educational programs, middle level education, 1to1 learning with laptop initiatives, and leadership for school change.

About Me


  1. Associate Professor of Education;

  2. Director of the Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning (McMEL);

  3. Multiple Pathways Leader - Auburn School Department

  1. Motivating Underachievers;

  2. Lead4Change;

  3. Customized Learning

  4. Learning with Technology

  5. Schools to Motivate Kids