Keynote Speeches

Pre-made speeches that can be configured for your liking.

Brothers Chip and Dan Heath found that the elements of pride, elevation, insight, and connection are what truly makes a moment or experience stand out in a person’s memory. Using these four principles, learn how to create peak moments for your staff or students that can elevate your culture and their performance. All activities are Monday morning ready!

A fun and interactive keynote speech highlighting the importance of every member in your educational village. True stories of inspirational support staff members, educators, and administrators that will motivate and deeply connect your colleagues. An excellent way to start your next school year.

The power of the written word is not lost in this digital world. Our words to students, parents, and community members shape their lives every single day. A simple comment in the hall or on a paper can change the trajectory of a student forever. I have developed this keynote address to demonstrate the power of a teacher’s voice in my own life and how it changed my life forever. Teachers will walk away mindful of their engagement with stakeholders and energized to be in our profession.

This keynote address is developed to invigorate, appreciate, and remind teachers why they entered into the profession. It is interactive between participants and the speaker while utilizing music to energize the audience. A great kick off for any conference.

Have you ever been on an elevator and asked what you do for a living? How did you respond? This motivational speech will show the true power of education to change lives and the world through love, honoring ourselves, and moving mountains to achieve success.

Go from the classroom to the dinner table in a heartbeat with this interactive speech focusing on what keeps people in our profession and what a difference we make in every child’s life. Be the teacher they remember forever.

Breakout Sessions

Interactive workshops for focused learning and collaborative discussions.

Every person we encounter has a story to tell that can enrich our learning environment. Learn the dangers of one story, how to build a culturally relevant learning environment, and the self-efficacy you can unleash in your students when they become culturally woke.

According to Gallup, 44% of educators do not believe in that they or their colleagues are capable of delivering effective instruction on a daily basis. Learn how to turn this belief around to foster a creative and supportive culture that builds a teacher's self-efficacy. Activities are Monday morning ready and can be used with both teachers and students.

Are your students willing to take risks and use their social capital to build a company’s brand and network? In this hands on seminar, learn how to integrate three soft skills activities into any CTE course of study that will elevate your students to the top of the job market. Today's top corporations are not looking for masters who will replicate what they know, but to sell their new ideas through highly developed soft skills. From handshake and phone etiquette to cleansing your social media accounts, these 21st Century Skills become the deciding factor in hiring. This session will backward design soft skills into your CTE program through small group and large group activities that can be immediately replicated with students in the classroom.

Tired of the same old brochures and PA announcements? Learn how to create meaningful moments in your recruitment cycle that will capture your prospective students’ attention and their heart. These proven techniques will integrate the free programs of Piktochart and FlipGrid into effective communication tools that your students can deploy to recruit their peers.

If you are tired of students reading off their Power Points, not facing the audience, and not being a master of their content in a presentation, then this interactive seminar is for you! Through the power of Pecha Kucha my students’ presentation have been elevated to a professional level with concise information, strong visuals, and impeccable timing. Instructors will walk away with a mini lesson on Pecha Kucha that will enhance any lab or CTSO presentation. Be prepared to laugh, to work, and to change your own presentation game.

Successfully removing social barriers from the classroom is rooted in creating a strong rapport between everyone in the learning environment. If you want to get past the “Get To Know You Games” and develop a deep meaning of student value and personal worth in your classroom, join us for this interactive seminar that gets to the heart of the matter and gives you three activities that can be used in any classroom to create awareness of diversity, commonality of life, and self -actualization. Post- Secret, Red Ribbon Day, and the power of the written word will revolutionize your classroom and you.

This hands-on seminar will focus on the use of positive thinking techniques and feedback to achieve a strong rapport in the classroom. Activities will focus on team building and feedback skills that can be used immediately with secondary students in any content area. Short video clips, simulations, and games will illustrate the power of positive feedback. Be prepared to get up and move!

Pick a partner go! Those words echo in 21st Century Skill based classrooms, but students rarely choose their team members wisely. In this interactive seminar, participants will experience various team activities that can be used immediately in their classroom to teach effective group and teaming skills. Hula hoops and toxic sludge are just a few of the materials we will use to learn the five tenants of effective teams.

Did you know you are only supposed to use music 30% of the time in class to be effective? Creating a learning environment that incorporates music takes more than just turning the radio on during group work. In this rocking seminar, you will physically experience the impact of music in the classroom, learn how to incorporate the musical/rhythmical intelligence effectively into any lesson, and how to use music as a classroom management technique.

Dress for success and blow them out of the water with your soft skills. Jump right into learning how to teach soft skills in your classroom through various activities and professional based simulations for any career pathway.

Tired of hearing that digital learning is the only way to engage the modern learner? Then let’s go old school, but good school on your students. Experience ten tried and true ways to motivate your students to engage in your classroom and find meaningful learning in your curriculum. Increase productivity and the desire to succeed in all of your students.

Have you ever wondered what it is really like to have a special learning need or what goes on in the brain of a child with ADHD? You can only experience it if you walk a mile in their shoes. This seminar will give you the opportunity to experience four special learning needs and to explore techniques that fully incorporate students with learning challenges in your classroom.

Feeling a bit old school? This interactive seminar will help you revive your glory days of creative projects, fun homework, and a social media bank account that any teaching rock star would be proud of! Learn how to use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to enhance your curriculum and your professional organization. Attendee will leave with four project ideas for next year and the tech savvy to incorporate them into their daily routine.