Danny Brassell

Danny Brassell

  • Bringing Joy Back into Education
  • Popular Keynote Speaker
  • Educational Consultant
A Baker’s Dozen of Lessons Learned from the Teaching Trenches

It takes a special person to be a teacher. Every day presents new challenges, and our attitudes and expectations shape our success. Join Danny as he shares a fast- paced, humorous and motivational...

It takes a special person to be a teacher. Every day presents new challenges, and our attitudes and expectations shape our success. Join Danny as he shares a fast- paced, humorous and motivational keynote designed to show you how you make a difference in the lives of your students. From teaching preschoolers to rocket scientists, Danny shares his own trials and tribulations in the classroom as well as why he loves to teach. You’ll learn his secret to good teaching and leave feeling invigorated.

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Bringing Joy Back Into the Classroom

Teachers are “kid-people.” They do not teach for the pay or daily accolades from society; they teach because they care about kids. The standardized testing craze has terrified students and led many...

Teachers are “kid-people.” They do not teach for the pay or daily accolades from society; they teach because they care about kids. The standardized testing craze has terrified students and led many great teachers to quit. Come join Danny as he reminds teachers of their importance in the every day development of children. He’ll remind you how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order to bring the joy back into your classroom.

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DO or DI: Differentiating Instruction So All Students Succeed

Students watch our every move. The best teachers constantly set high expectations, attempt new things and never let the threat of embarrassment and failure stand in their way. Join Danny Brassellas...

Students watch our every move. The best teachers constantly set high expectations, attempt new things and never let the threat of embarrassment and failure stand in their way. Join Danny Brassellas he shares a fast-paced, humorous and inspirational keynote designed to share his observations of the traits the best teachers he has encountered over the years and how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all your students. Train your students how to welcome new opportunities and challenges, recognize but not submit to fear and, above all else, to believe in themselves.

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Waking Up Your Lazy Readers!

Get ready to move! Discover great ways to motivate your struggling and reluctant readers to read, as Danny demonstrates strategies and books designed to help you increase interest in reading – both...

Get ready to move! Discover great ways to motivate your struggling and reluctant readers to read, as Danny demonstrates strategies and books designed to help you increase interest in reading – both in school and at home. Plus, learn about effective, FREE web-based tools you can use to enhance your students' reading attitudes and aptitudes.

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Additional Programs

Danny’s "Weapons of Mass Instruction" speaking engagements for teachers, administrators, parents and students range from 20-minute keynotes to two-day seminars, and he speaks on a variety of topics...

Danny’s "Weapons of Mass Instruction" speaking engagements for teachers, administrators, parents and students range from 20-minute keynotes to two-day seminars, and he speaks on a variety of topics for all ages. Here is a sampling of some of his most popular workshops:

75 Reading Strategies in 75 Minutes
Discover 75 ways to get your students to read! Danny demonstrates fun activities you can use throughout the day to motivate and inspire your students to become more proficient readers. You’ll learn how to transform your classroom into a literacy center. And, discover the secrets to helping all students develop a lifelong passion for reading.

Accelerating English Language Learners’ Literacy Skills
Boost vocabulary. Improve reading skills. Accelerate language acquisition. Join Danny to discover helpful tips, valuable strategies and outstanding children’s literature you can use to enhance the literacy skills of your English language learners. Plus, you’ll explore how to promote greater cultural understanding in your classroom by building on the varied backgrounds of your students.

Sparking Students’ Imaginations
Improve your students’ problem-solving and creative thinking abilities. In this innovative session, Danny shares outstanding activities you can use to challenge your students to think outside, inside and all around the box. Best of all, you’ll learn how to incorporate brain teasers, riddles and games into your daily routines to enhance your students’ imaginations.

Nothing But Poetry!
Improve literacy skills with poetry! In this session, you’ll learn dozens of poetry activities designed to enhance your students’ literacy development. Plus, discover how to incorporate poetry into your daily lesson plans to captivate students’ interest and create a passion for reading.

Songs, Games & Morning Meeting
Wake up your students with countless songs, games and activities! In this highly engaging session, you’ll discover a wealth of super activities designed to motivate your students and get them excited about learning all day long. Best of all, you’ll leave with a variety of ways to incorporate music and motion into your daily routine.

Vocabulary Strategies for All Students
Learn how to improve reading skills through stronger vocabulary. Join Danny to learn innovative ways to support vocabulary growth beyond a solid foundation of read-alouds and sustained silent reading time. You’ll learn strategies that build on your students’ prior knowledge. And, you’ll explore a variety of engaging activities to support strong vocabulary.

Dare to Differentiate: 50 Terrific Teacher Tricks
Reinvigorate your passion for teaching! Join Danny in this eye-opening session to learn 50 terrific tricks successful teachers have used to stimulate students’ interest in learning. You’ll learn how to incorporate standards without sacrificing fun. And, leave with new songs, games and activities you can immediately put to use in your classroom.

Books for All Occasions: Creating Readers for Life
Finding just the right books to inspire students to read can be a challenge, but it does not have to be. Join Danny as he shares his insights on a wide range of books for every grade level that are sure to be a hit with all of your students. You’ll leave with a list of popular titles plus scores of exciting strategies you can use to motivate every student to read.

Keep It Real! Jumpstarting Literacy with Nonfiction
Stimulate all students’ interest in reading with outstanding nonfiction books! You’ll learn how to find great books and ways to integrate them across the curriculum. Plus, Danny shares over 100 nonfiction titles you can use right away!

Comprehension That Works!
Comprehension is what reading is all about! Learn how to foster students’ comprehension by showing them how to: focus on relevant information, interpret it and integrate it with what they already know. You’ll learn how to create an instructional environment that promotes risk taking and involves students in a variety of real reading situations – and meets standards. Your students will learn to focus on meaning as thoughtful readers.

Boys and Books
Learn how to get even your most reluctant boy readers excited about books. Join Danny as he reviews popular titles and strategies, which he has used successfully with struggling and reluctant boy readers. You'll walk away from this engaging session with loads of practical, ready-to-use materials.

Parents as Partners
Students succeed when parents, teachers and administrators work together. Join Danny as he shows you how to attract greater parental involvement, utilize parental expertise and recognize parents’ efforts. Plus, you’ll learn an easy formula to boost students’ reading attitude and aptitudes.

The Power of Parents, Creating Readers for Life: 5 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Aptitude & Attitude (for Parents)
Students succeed when parents, teachers and administrators work together. Discover great ways to motivate your struggling and reluctant readers to read! Dr. Brassell demonstrates strategies and books designed to help you increase interest in reading. And, you’ll explore a variety of titles you can use with your child right away.

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Leadership Begins with Motivation

Get ready to move! This keynote is the basis for Danny’s top-selling book, "Leadership Begins with Motivation." Discover great ways to motivate the struggling and under-achieving individuals within...

Get ready to move! This keynote is the basis for Danny’s top-selling book, "Leadership Begins with Motivation." Discover great ways to motivate the struggling and under-achieving individuals within your organization, as Danny takes you through "Maslow's Social Hierarchy of Needs" in this highly-engaging, fun and thought-provoking presentation. He'll remind everyone in the audience of their importance by showing them how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order to bring the joy back into the workplace.
This highly inspirational yet immensely practical presentation will provide your people strategies to gain more satisfaction from work by:
- considering best practices of leaders across diverse fields;
- examining what motivates your people; and
- building up your people's confidence, knowledge, and skills.

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