Very applicable to all levels of education, connected to the audience well, very relatable, real, can talk about real-life experiences that happened within the past 24 hours, and teachers are still talking about him and his message. More than anything we truly appreciated the adjustments in airfare and hotel to make sure we had the opportunity to see him.
Relentless: Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm
by Hamish Brewer
Hamish Brewer (aka the Tattooed Skateboarding Principal) grew up in a home disrupted by poverty, addiction, and family dysfunction. He understands the feelings of fear, lostness, and desperation that overwhelm too many children today—because that was his life. That experience is what drives him to work relentlessly to empower people living in the toughest areas to envision and create a better future for themselves.
Disrupt the norm. That is the challenge Hamish, a Nationally Distinguished Principal, calls educators, students, families, and communities to accept. And as he authentically shares his life experiences and adventures in this book, you, too, will be inspired to . . .
- Believe that something bigger and better is possible.
- Pursue your best, whatever it takes.
- Transform your school.
- Become the educator you always dreamed of being.
- Leave a legacy that pushes others to achieve their best!
Relentless is more than a motto. It’s a mission of total passion and purpose. And it’s the only way to win at work and at life.
Are you ready to take your life and work to the next level?Be Relentless!
“Hamish proves that passion, love, and thinking outside the box have the power to change children’s lives.” —Michael Ien Cohen, director and producer, Humanity Stoked
“This book is no gimmick; it is a way of being. It is real. We must fight for all children. We must be all in. So, roll up your sleeves. Show those tattoos. And be Relentless.” —John P. Broome, PhD, associate professor of education, University of Mary Washington
“In Relentless, Hamish Brewer shares a story of hope, love, and inspiration for making schools better. It is one part memoir, one part school-improvement guide, and a whole lot of motivation.” —Beth Houf, principal, Fulton Middle School; coauthor, Lead Like a PIRATE
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Sometimes you have to hear the things you don’t want to hear in order to move forward, to be better and to get results. Hamish will take you on a hard-hitting journey that will challenge to rethink your practices, to disrupt the norm and change the game. Find out if you have or are willing to go one more round, if your willing to advocate for every single person and child. Find out if your willing to take your school or organization to the next level.
A motivational presentation that will completely change your perspective on life, business and education. A message that will challenge you to be better, to make those around you better and to leave an impact on world through your legacy – people want to be part of something special, something bigger than themselves - come on a journey that will inspire you at any time of year to chase greatness and change the lives of the people around you!
Hamish Brewer an award-winning leader and school turnaround expert who has turned around multiple schools – both at the elementary and secondary levels, working with some of the most at risk students in America. Hamish will share his secrets to his school’s success with not only research best practices but also through the effect practices he has implemented. Improve your culture, your instruction and processes – and get results!
One More Round
In education we have many situations where everyone knows when and how to say the right things, sing kumbaya and go through the motions of saying I make a difference. The truth is so many educators and leaders back this up by getting bogged down in toxic conversations that focus on the uncontrollable external and internal factors and all the excuses for why we can’t make a difference.
The truth of the matter is the inspiring work that we do is hard work, it’s not easy and it doesn’t come without sacrifice to both ourselves and all those around us. The sooner we acknowledge and embrace this the sooner we feel liberated from all the toxic internal and external factors that weigh us all down in our effort to make a difference each and every day.
“One More Round” is a metaphor for acknowledging all the hard work that goes into the opportunity that comes with being a relentless educator. In our roles as leaders and educators there are going to be many circumstances that are going to knock us down and challenge us all on our ability to get back up each and every time and come back for more.
Your support and participation at this year's convention will have a lasting impact on those that we entrust to make a difference in the lives of many children all over the state. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to address the school board members and superintendents.
Let me say he was the best speaker I have ever heard in my 16 years in education. I have nothing but positive reviews and comments from my schools. He was unbelievable.
You knocked it out of the park and we don't know how we will ever be able to top your presentation. We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your insights and expertise with our attendees. Your willingness to share your time, energy and support is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure meeting you and again, many thanks for your time and effort.
Our experience with Hamish was nothing short of phenomenal! Hamish shares his living, breathing experiences in the present. He is a practitioner, so what he speaks of is relevant and meaningful. Hamish is in the business of working with students, families, and educators to create opportunity for all, engage with all, and fulfill a commitment to all. He lives his beliefs as an educator, and challenges the norm
High Energy, Great Message, Powerful Impact That's what Hamish brought to our 2018 Leadership Conference! District leadership, School leadership & teams are still raving about him! One of the best speakers we've had. He has inspired us to be more and do more! Big Impact! "
Our event with Hamish was phenomenal. He was the most down to earth keynote that we have had. We appreciate his willingness to be super involved throughout the conference experience. We appreciate the assistance from Premiere with booking him.
Hamish Brewer is a dynamic speaker, motivator, and leader. He brought an energy to the Digital Learning Conference that will forever be difficult to emulate. The buzz that was created when we announced him as our speaker was continued throughout the course of the day and on social media far into the evening after his speech. We couldn't have been happier with his message, passion, and determination to inspire people to be the best for the students and communities that they work with.