Joe "Mr. D" Dombrowski
Featured Keynote Programs
School Culture not School Vulture
We’ve all known that “School Vulture”… the one that just sits around, arms folded, waiting for something to fail and then pounces on it… But, Mr. D will prove that certain strategies and the power of fun, laughter, and engagement can influence and transform the climate of any building. In this keynote, Mr. D encourages you to create a fearless learning environment where teachers, staff, and administrators realize that without risk there is no reward. We must stop asking "what will go wrong" and start asking "what will go right!"
Keep it REAL. Keep it FUN. Keep it UP!
Mr. D has studied the art of improv comedy for years. With that said, it's no surprise that his classroom experiences can be quite comical. His goal for education is for students to WANT to be in school rather than HAVE to be in school. In this keynote, Mr. D shares stories, strategies, and practices of how he maintains a high level of engagement, fun, laughter, and rigor in the classroom. If, even by just a small amount, we can increase student laughter while they are learning, we will start to see a deeper engagement and understanding of our instruction! If there is anyone that can be a model for fun in the classroom, it is Mr. D!
If I'd only known!
It is no secret the World of Education has a retention problem with Educators. Much like our students, if WE are not engaged in the school, lifting other teachers up, and receiving support from our mentors our likelihood of "Dropping Out" increases significantly. This session will go through strengths and struggles that Mr. D has endured to become the passionate educator he is today. Join him as he highlights the essential skills it takes for a new teacher to be successful and make a positive name for themselves in this rewarding career we call "teaching."
Technology in the Classroom
Technology in the classroom can be an extremely daunting implementation for many teachers, especially those who have earned their seniority. Joe's message encourages the audience to start small and use what you already know to enhance your technological abilities. He always dissects the in's and out's of social media and how it can be used in education to help teachers build unbelievable classroom experiences while at the same time keeping money in their own pockets!
Be The Educator That You Are!
Be the educator... THAT YOU ARE! Too many times we compare ourselves to individuals we deem as better than us. WHY?! Joe uses his humor and engaging speaking skills to help educators find the spark within them that makes them... well... THEM! Kids learn best from an authentic individual, not from a cookie cutter mold of the teacher they had the year before.
What’s crazier than spending 6 hours a day EVERYDAY with a room full of eight-year olds? The answer is…not much. Comedian and internet sensation, Joe “Mr.D” Dombrowski, walks you through the insanity of elementary school teaching with his stand up comedy show, Indoor Recess.
Study Hall Podcast LIVE
Joe will invite audience members to participate in the podcast conversation by asking questions and/or sharing personal stories regarding the episodes topic which is chosen by the client or sponsor. Audience members will lean and and grow in a open conversation format with Joe hosting as the facilitator and main contributor. In the past, live tapings at Joe’s speaking events have been incredibly successful with the podcast itself serving as a vessel of exposures do the conference at hand. Typically growing awareness to the teaching community and increasing registration for the following year. Joe most recently filmed a live taping of Study’s Hall at Central Michigan University where he engaged approx. 200 pre-service teachers in meaningful conversations surrounding the field of education. You can take a listen to this particular episode using the link below:
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Social Media to Social Me...can now pay my bills
Description: Social media is more than just a mobile app. Joe uses this session to lll teach ANYONE how simple it is to use social media for personal gain. Whether your goals are to provide your classroom with more materials, or make some side change to pay your bills... Joe can help you go from 0 to hero with his strategies and suggestions. (Session can be adapted for small group consultation as well)
Creative Tech in Education
Tech in education is necessary to produce learners who will thrive in the current and future world. Joe not only share his experiences with creatively using classroom technology but also teachers groups how to start simple and build from where they're currently at.