Alex Kajitani

Alex Kajitani

  • California Teacher of the Year
  • “The Rappin’ Mathematician”
  • Author of the acclaimed book, "Owning It"

Alex Kajitaniis the 2009 California Teacher of the Year and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the author of two acclaimed books for educators, including Owning It: Proven Strategies for Success in ALL of Your Roles as a Teacher Today, named "Recommended Reading" by the U.S. Department of Education.

Alex is also known across the country as "The Rappin' ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

Making Math Cool
The Rappin' Mathematician
Test Time
The Number Line Dance
The Importance of Teachers Networking
TEDxEncinitas: Why race matters and how to talk about it.
Speech Topics
  • Owning It: How To Be Highly Effective & Love What You Do

    Fifteen years ago, Alex Kajitani was a struggling new teacher in one of California’s poorest neighborhoods. His ... View More

  • Kajitani’s “Six in the Mix”

    Six Principles to Motivate and Reinvigorate Teachers Teaching is not just what we do. Teaching is what we are. This ... View More

  • The TurnAround Teacher: Real Classroom Management for Real Students

    After eight years of successful teaching, one of the country’s top teachers found himself with a class that left him ... View More

  • Rap & The Gap Why Understanding Our Students Is The Key To Helping Them Achieve

    Let’s be honest: We can’t teach our students if we don’t understand who they are, and how they’re motivated. The key ... View More

Text Reviews
  • He did an awesome job. His message was exactly what our teachers needed to hear. Thank you for recommending him and helping me to arrange to have him come to our event.
  • Rhonda Willis - South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education
  • Some of the most creative work I have ever seen a teacher do.
  • Dr. Harry K Wong - Author, The First Days of School
  • Alex Kajitani is an amazing teacher and an incredible communicator and motivator.
  • Jack O’Connell - California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Alex's Blog

Another Year, Another Principal: How...
If you teach in a school that's had the same principal for the past five years, you needn't read any further. Still readin...

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