Dr. Brad Johnson
Author of "What Schools Don't Teach" and "Teacher's First" & Voted one of Global Gurus Top 30 Education Gurus in the World
Dr. Brad Johnson
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.
Dr. Brad Johnson
Featured Keynote Programs
Talents + Passions= Purpose
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!
What Schools Don't Teach
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.
Principal Boot Camp
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!
Talents + Passions = Purpose
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.