The NEU Boot Camp will be held at the Tulalip Resort located at 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98271.

Discounted Room Rate: $159 per night for single/double occupancy. Taxes and fees are extra.

Online room registration will be linked soon. Until then, you may call the hotel at (360) 716-7162. Please reference No Excuses Universiry for our discount.

As one of the premier resorts and conference destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Tulalip Resort Casino offers a captivating blend of Native American culture and contemporary sophistication just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. Immerse yourself in the unique pleasures of the only Washington resort casino awarded a AAA Four Diamond rating. It may be the awe-inspiring 25-foot house posts – hand-carved from a 1,000-year-old red cedar – that greet you upon arrival, world-class entertainment under the stars, or perhaps it will be guest rooms and suites so luxurious that they exceed all expectations. You might succumb to the serenity of our lavish T Spa, be swept up in the high-stakes action of our fabulous casino, or savor superb cuisine at award-winning restaurants. For weddings or meetings, you’ll enjoy venues and services that are second to none. But make no mistake our Seattle luxury hotel will bring one word to your lips again and again during your stay: Wow!

Whether you’re an administrator, teacher, counselor, or support staff you have likely been discouraged, or have worked with teachers who have been discouraged, after dealing with student behavior. Student behavior can have the greatest negative impact on student learning and success. This workshop will offer strategies to support you and your school/staff. I Just Want to Teach is the most specific classroom management AND individual behavior management workshop available today! Participants will learn how to successfully manage their students, whether at the elementary, middle, or high school level. These techniques are meant to empower educators to manage their class and school in a confident manner in order to create the best possible environment for learning. These proven techniques are being successfully used in schools across the nation.

Topics covered at this workshop include:

  • Exceptional Strategies and Communication Techniques for Immediate Improvement in Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Empowered Self with New Found Motivation and Confidence to Work with ALL Students
  • Creating Systems to Maximize Teaching Time
  • Developing Intrinsic Motivation in Students
  • Strategies for Supporting Teachers Who Struggle with Difficult Students
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Creating a Welcoming Environment
  • High Expectations Tied to Classroom Management
  • Findin New Ways to Mentor Others and Build Capacity on Your Site


Wednesday, July 26, 2023

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and Check In
  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am Talk Session One
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 am – 11:45 pm Action Session One
  • 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Talk Session Two
  • 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break
  • 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Action Session Two
  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Collaboration Time

Thursday, July 27, 2023

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and Check In
  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am Talk Session Three
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 am – 11:45 pm Action Session Three
  • 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Talk Session Four
  • 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break
  • 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Action Session Four
  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Collaboration Time

Doug Curry has 35 years in education, with the majority of those years being in schools with high numbers of students living in poverty. His experience ranges from teaching 4th grade, working with curriculum, and serving in principal roles in elementary, middle school, and alternative schools. Doug now serves as the Coordinator for No Excuses Schools in Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo is known as the “epicenter” of the No Excuses movement as there are currently 22 Amarillo schools and other organizations, with more on the way. While working with Amarillo schools and the Amarillo No Limits, No Excuses program, Doug also presents locally, statewide, and nationally, particularly in the area of transforming school cultures. He also presents full day staff development sessions in Successful Classroom Management, Parent Involvement and Creating No Excuses Neighborhoods, and Teaching Math with Meaning. His first book, How to Train a Llama—Exceptional Classroom Management, is now available. You can follow Doug at these blogs: and or on Twitter: @FastLlama.

Tina Schuler grew up in Wisconsin and the cold just didn’t suit her. She gladly accepted an athletic scholarship in gymnastics to Arizona State University where she was a 3-time All-American and competed in the NCAA championships all four years of her college career.  She was also a 3-time Pac 10 floor champion, the first ASU gymnast to receive a perfect 10.0, and a 2-time Pac10 All-Academic Team member.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2015 from Tempe Diablos Excellence in Education and she is the author of the book “Bridge Builder”. She currently teaches 5th grade at Kyrene de los Lagos school in Phoenix, AZ. She has previously taught 3rd grade, gifted resource of 3-5 graders, and worked as a behavior coach for 4 years supporting K-5th grade students and teachers. She serves on her school’s leadership committee and PBIS committee and was the leader at a previous school for the 3 year implementation of PBIS. She has a passion for consulting in the area of behavior management in the classroom and has supported both elementary schools and middle schools. She lives in Chandler, AZ with her husband, Jeff, and two beautiful children, Michaela and Ryan.

You can register here online or you can request assistance to register via email/phone with

Cancellation/Refund requests must be submitted in writing three weeks prior to the event and will incur a 25% fee per registration. Less than three weeks prior to event — no refund.

I Just Want to Teach! *Seattle/Marysville, WA* July, 26-27, 2023.

Where: Seattle, WA (Tulalip/Marysville)
When: July 26-27, 2023
Cost: $650

Discount for NEU Schools!  NEU Schools use promo code neu100 for $100 off per registrant.

Registration includes lunch, all materials, and a free copy of Bridge Builder and How to Train a Llama.

Limited to 100 attendees! As of 5/24/23 we have 43 spots available.

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