Dr. Brad Johnson is a captivating figure, celebrated as one of the most inspirational and motivational speakers in the realms of education and leadership. With an unwavering passion for empowering individuals to reach their full potential, Dr. Johnson's transformative messages have touched the lives of countless educators, administrators, and aspiring leaders.
As an accomplished author, he has penned several influential books, each brimming with insights and wisdom. Among his acclaimed works are "Dear Teacher," which provides heartfelt guidance for educators seeking to create meaningful connections with their students, and "Principal Bootcamp," a comprehensive guide for aspiring and seasoned school administrators looking to excel in their roles.
In addition to these impactful titles, Dr. Johnson's literary contributions also include "Putting Teachers First," a compelling call to prioritize the well-being and professional growth of teachers, and "Learning on Your Feet," an innovative approach to instilling creativity and engagement in the classroom.
Furthermore, his profound expertise extends to the esteemed volume "From School Administrator to School Leader," published by Routledge, which serves as an invaluable resource for current and aspiring educational leaders, offering profound insights garnered from his rich background and experience.
With an impressive career spanning nearly three decades, Dr. Brad Johnson has traversed the various facets of the education landscape. Beginning as a dedicated teacher, he navigated the challenges and joys of the classroom, crafting meaningful learning experiences for his students. Embracing new opportunities, he then transitioned into administrative roles, bringing his unique perspective and compassionate leadership to elevate entire school communities. Alongside these roles, he has also shared his knowledge and passion as a respected university professor, nurturing the next generation of educators and leaders.
As an influential thought leader, Dr. Johnson's impact reverberates beyond the pages of his books and the walls of classrooms. With a strong online presence, he actively engages with a global audience on Twitter, where his handle @DrBradJohnson serves as a beacon of inspiration, fostering discussions on education, leadership, and personal growth.
Dr. Brad Johnson's profound dedication to education, along with his transformative speaking and writing, continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of learning, empowering individuals to become compassionate, effective, and visionary leaders. Through his work, he encourages all to embrace the boundless potential within themselves and those they serve.
Our schools and our culture tend to focus on areas of weaknesses or rather than area of strength. However, research shows that focusing on our strengths will make us exponentially more successful. Students are not engaged and motivated because schools focus on their weaknesses but never develop their talents and strengths. Focusing on weaknesses means students achieve mediocrity rather than excellence. However, student engagement, motivation, and success are maximized when we combine Students talents + passions= purpose. The most successful people in any field achieved their success because they developed their talents, not their weaknesses. Learn how to help students and teachers be the “Best You” they can be!
With the emphasis on standardized testing and the common core curriculum, education has created a culture whereby children are only prepared to be students; they are not seen as individuals. While the education continues to focus mainly on standardized testing, What Schools Don't Teach takes into account other important traits needed for success in school and in real world. Characteristics and skills like creativity, perseverance, leadership, integrity, and even communication aren’t easily tested, yet are vital for success in the real world and are actually important to the overall success of students even on standardized testing. Students are engaged and motivated because schools focus on their areas of weakness but never develop their talents and strengths. Focusing on weaknesses means students achieve mediocrity rather than excellence.
School administrators have one of the toughest jobs in America. In the past, principals were hired with an expectation that they would be given time to to put their fingerprint on the culture of the school. The principal had time to develop relationships, implement changes and develop a plan for a sustainable vision that could take years to implement.
However, with a demand for immediate results, such as improved test scores, or creating a more positive culture, principals are usually hired to fix problems, not just to lead. This isn’t always the case, but is definitely a major reason. What makes the job doubly stressful is that with a demand for instant change, a principal is no longer given years to make changes, but may only be given a year.
This is where Principal Boot Camp can help you out. In our instant results culture, there are strategies that can help a leader accelerate processes to achieve desired results. These include understanding your strengths and leadership style, building rapport, decision-making, handling the 3 C’s (conflict, crisis, and challenging the process), motivation and team building, as well as several other important strategies. This workshop will help you lead from day one!
This speaking topic is designed specifically for students. Our schools and our culture tend to focus on areas of weaknesses rather than aresa of strength. However, research shows that focusing on our strengths will make us exponentially more successful. Students are not engaged and motivated because schools focus on their weaknesses but never develop their talents and strengths. Focusing on weaknesses means students achieve mediocrity rather than excellence. However, student engagement, motivation, and success are maximized when we combine their talents + passions= purpose. This topic focuses on finding your identity, determining your talents and passions, finding your voice, and developing your purpose! Help students be the “Best You” they can be with this inspiring and educational speech.
Being cooperative, empathetic, and accommodating are great qualities for teachers but can also lead to higher rates of frustration and eventually burnout. In this empowering new book from Brad Johnson and Jeremy Johnson, find out how becoming more assertive can help highly agreeable teachers thrive.
First, take personality quizzes to find out how agreeable or assertive you are! Then the authors delve into why that matters. You’ll find out how assertiveness differs from aggression and passivity and why it is a valuable tool for teachers, so you can stand up for your own needs and rights while respecting the needs and rights of others. Chapters cover establishing healthy boundaries, learning when to say no, dealing with conflicts, becoming more self-aware, leveraging your strengths, finding your voice, and more!
Each chapter is filled with practical strategies and examples, and ends with a toolbox feature to help you build your skills. As you learn to become more assertive, you’ll improve your interactions and will feel more heard―and fulfilled―in your teaching role and in life.
How can school leaders foster more effective teamwork and collaboration among teachers to improve instruction and culture? Brad Johnson and Robert Hinchliffe uses the analogy of geese V formations to show what effective teamwork really looks like for success. He discusses roles and responsibilities--each goose has a role to play in the flock, from leader to follower; the importance of recognizing individual strengths and assigning roles accordingly; and the impact of each team member fulfilling their responsibilities. He also discusses the skills that the teams need in order to work together: working together to achieve a common goal; fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose; adaptability and flexibility; encouragement and support; trust and reliance; and leadership and followership. Each chapter is filled with strategies and examples for leaders in any setting, and ends with a Sharpen Your Winning Edge section offering tips you can use immediately.
Dear school leader, you have a big impact on your teachers and students! In this follow-up to the bestselling Dear Teacher, motivational speaker Dr. Brad Johnson provides 50 inspiring quotes for leaders, along with stories and practical takeaways, to thank you for all that you do and to help you thrive in your role.
Dr. Brad Johnson covers topics such as focusing on your assets instead of your agenda; remembering your purpose; embracing failure; overcoming imposter syndrome and decision fatigue; celebrating the small things; becoming a world class you; and more!
The book is perfect to gift to the principals and other administrators in your life, or for your own nightly reading as you reflect on the day. The uplifting advice will help you focus on your purpose in this profession – and will help you remember that even when you’re having a bad day, you’re making a positive difference!
In this much-needed book, you'll learn how incorporating physical activity into the classroom can improve students' engagement, achievement, and overall wellness. Students typically spend most of the day sitting at their desks, and many don't have recess or PE, yet research shows that regular exercise helps stimulate brain function and improve skills such as reading, critical thinking, organization, and focus. Authors Brad Johnson and Melody Jones, who have consulted with schools across the globe on fitness issues, offer a variety of games and activities you can use to integrate exercise into any class or subject area. You'll learn how to:
These activities are easy to implement and are designed to improve one's physical and mental capabilities, as well as increase enjoyment of learning for happier, healthier, higher-achieving students.
Are we adequately preparing students for life beyond school doors? Schools teach students not to be competitive and never to fail. Yet in the real world, people compete for jobs, and they often fail many times before reaching success. In this thought-provoking book, authors Johnson and Sessions describe 20 skills that are overlooked in schools and in educational standards but that are crucial to real-world success. They describe how you can develop these skills in your students, no matter what subject area or grade level you teach.
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Each chapter includes insightful research, thought-provoking stories, and practical strategies that you can take back to your own classroom.