Best Selling Author: Kids Deserve It! & Teachers Deserve It; "NSBA 20 to Watch"; Empowering Teachers and Leaders to Be Awesome for Kids!
Featured Keynote Programs
Kids and Teachers Deserve It
Kids Deserve It, and Teachers Deserve It too! It’s SO long overdue! Teachers need more celebration, they need more say in the decision-making process and they deserve to know what the plan is! I’ve been so lucky in my educational career to have been a teacher, Principal, Director, and now traveling the country working with educators on a weekly basis - I know that we can do more.
Creating opportunities for our teachers to be leaders in the building, that’s important! Allowing teachers to wear jeans to school so they don’t have to worry about dry cleaning bills and because jeans are comfortable and fun to wear!
• Teachers need more time in their day for planning and collaboration, so do kids!
• Teachers deserve to be viewed as experts - because they are, and so do kids!
• Teachers deserve a professional learning network that will support them, push them and be there when times are tough!
• And teachers deserve compliments. They’re simple, they’re easy, they’re free and they make a profound impact.
If you’re ready to push the conversation, open your mind to some new ideas and get teachers what they deserve - let’s schedule a high energy, high impact, with tons of tangible takeaways for everyone to grow their practice!
The Time Is Now (education and corporate-friendly)
Stop talking about what you want to do and start doing what you want to do, the time is now. We’re going to dive deep, we’re going to get personal, we’re going to make some change. Who’s ready!
New Economy, New Jobs, Are You Ready (education and corporate-friendly)
The world our kids are growing up in is so vastly different than what we experienced, and it's even different than five years ago. We have a new economy, with new jobs, that take an entirely new skill set in order for our children to be successful - are you ready? Learn what's happening out in the world and some very simple ways to get started at your school now!
You Don’t Have a Podcast Yet?
Podcasting is here, and it’s here to stay! You should have a podcast, your school and district should have a podcast, and the time is now to get started.
You want the ‘things’ for your classroom and school but writing grants takes so much time?
No. It. Doesn’t.
Adam will help you unlock the magic formula for Donors Choose so your teachers can write grants that get funded and takes money out of your budget that can be spent in other areas.
Educational Deep Dive
Education is hard, really hard. We’re going to dive deep, we’re going to get a little vulnerable, we’re going to grow and have fun while doing it.
This fully customizable Educational Deep Dive can be one hour, three hours long, and also built out for a two or three day session with your team.
We’ll talk about the differences of seeing the people you work with as a family, or as a team. How to have those conversations that might be making you a little bit uncomfortable, but are so necessary in order to move your organization forward. We’ll look inside each and every person and make a commitment to name your growth area, and come up with an action plan for success.
Don’t let small mundane problems keep you from doing the real work that you’re meant to be doing. Don’t think outside of the box – get rid of the box.
I don’t want you to be constrained by only being able to think inside or outside of the box. Break it down, put it in the recycle bin and do what you think is best for your organization.
You have what it takes and I believe in you!
Kids Deserve It
Kids Deserve It is a simple yet profound message and it’s time that we all join the conversation! Connect with kids, integrate innovative new technology practices into your curriculum that students will love!
• Rediscover the power of literacy and how it changes lives!
• Create content with students and for your school on YouTube and TikTok to create a culture and climate that the entire community wants to be a part of!
• Come up with a plan to facilitate coding with your students to get them ready for all the opportunities that are currently available in our world.
• And, remember why you got into this profession and also how important your own family is. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we’re not going to be any good for our school team.
No more excuses, it’s time to start making it happen for your students, staff, parents, and the entire community - I know you can do it and I can’t wait to help you make it happen!
Interactive Breakout Q&A
Keynote presentations are great, but let's dig deeper and have a breakout Q&A with your team where we can get personal and talk about specific challenges and ideas you're facing in your district. Have some personal time with Adam to develop strategies and strategic plans for moving forward with new and old ideas that will boost the mojo and learning with all students and staff!
They are popping up all over the country and for good reason. You can build your Makerspace with high tech and low tech as well. We’ll talk about some must-haves in a Makerspace and how to get started with whatever resources you have at your school. Kids love making and creating, and the skills they learn can translate to so many other areas.
The Time Is Now
Stop talking about what you want to do and start doing what you want to do, the time is now. We’re going to dive deep, we’re going to get personal, we’re going to make some changes. You’re going to walk away with strategies that will help you focus on what’s most important, and a plan to implement those strategies with your team for bigger results! You’re going to laugh, you’re going to think, you’re going to be challenged, you’re going to realize that you have what it takes, who’s ready!
Relationships Matter Most
We all know it, relationships matter most and before you can do anything, you must have strong relationships. Colleagues, students and the community - they're all important and you're going to walk away with new ideas and strategies to build stronger relationships!