About Us


About Us-Appelbaum Training Institute

Empowering educators to refine their practice through strategy focused, research and evidence-based training! Together, we must be the difference to help prepare our children for their futures!



Dr. Maryln Appelbaum
Maryln Appelbaum is well-known as an outstanding authority on families, change, and education. She has a doctorate in Psychology and Master’s degrees in both Psychology and Education. She has worked as a therapist and has been a consultant for families and schools. She has been owner and headmaster of three educational centers and one private school for children. She has been the Executive Director of the National Center for Child Care Professionals and the National Center for Montessori Education.

She has written more than thirty “how to” books geared exclusively to teachers and parents. She is especially known for her books, How to Handle Hard to Handle Students, How to Handle Hard to Handle Parents, How to Talk to Kids So They Listen. and The One Stop Guide to RTI.   Her daily email, “Message from Maryln” is read by over 50,000 educators throughout North America, as well as South America, Australia, and Asia.

She has appeared on television talk shows and has been quoted in newspapers including USA Today. She has been interviewed on both television and radio talk shows across the United States.

She received White House Clearance in 1989 as a leading contender for the position of Director of the United States Office of Child Care Services.


Martin Appelbaum
Marty Appelbaum has been conducting training seminars for teachers over the last fifteen years. Marty has undertaken extensive studies as a teacher. He has a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a diploma with a Montessori teaching certificate, from the National Center for Montessori Education. He has also earned certification from the National Center for Child Care Professionals as a child care professional.

He has been a teacher of children from preschool age through high school. He has a natural rapport with students that is infectious. He has taught in inclusion classrooms with diverse groups of students. His teaching style enhances cooperation and positive attitudes in all of the lives of his students.

He has authored and co-authored eleven child care books, six of which have been approved as self-instructional books to be used for Continuing Education.

Marty has appeared on television and radio talk shows, and he has been the contributing editor for parent magazines.