Engelmann Foundation

The Engelmann Foundation’s mission is to support, promote, and develop direct instructional implementation and to provide direct instructional training to individuals and groups.

Siegfried Engelmann

1931-2019 Founder

The philosophy behind our approach is simple. We say, in effect, “Kid, it doesn’t matter how miserable your environment has failed you. We will not fail you. We will take you where you are, and we’ll teach you. And the extent to which we fail is our failure, not yours. We will not cop out by saying, ‘He can’t learn.’ Rather, we will say, ‘I failed to teach him. So I better take a good look at what I did and try to figure out a better way."

Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann

Teaching Needy Kids (2007) | ADI Press