Meenoo Rami, author of Thrive, is a national board certified teacher who taught students English in Philadelphia for ten years, at the Science Leadership Academy and in other public schools in the city. The founder of #engchat, an international Twitter chat for English teachers, Meenoo is a teacher-consultant for the National Writing Project and an instructor in Arcadia University’s School of Education. Meenoo has also worked as a teaching fellow with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led the portfolio to help teachers refine their practice through collaboration. Currently, Meenoo works as a Principal Product Manager focused on building welcoming experiences for youngest players and their families on Xbox at Microsoft. Follow Meenoo on Twitter @meenoorami. If you are interested in having me conduct a workshop for your school, district, organization, or conference, please contact me via email at meenoo.rami (at) Thanks!