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John Hodge

School Improvement Expert; Educating Students Socially, Academically and Morally

About John Hodge

Dr. John W. Hodge is president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream ...

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BE THE ONE!

The education of America’s youth is a challenging prospect when one considers the many burdens faced by impoverished children and their families. Research indicates that poverty need not be a barrier to ...

Please Stop Calling Me At-Risk: The Power of Resilience in Today's Urban Youth

In the fall of 2002, Dr. Jo Lynne DeMary, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Virginia Schools, requested that the Urban Learning and Leadership Center provide training for schools listed in Governor Mark ...

Motivating Teachers to Motivate Students: Let's Talk About Belief!!!

The stakes in public education have never been higher. If educators and communities think No Child Left Behind changed the game in schools, they should brace themselves for Common Core Standards. Now more than ...

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Standing in the Gap by John Hodge
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I felt that his presentation was tailor-made for Quest. He reiterated a lot of what I have been discussing in our staff meetings and everyone was engaged from start to finish. I believe I speak for everyone when I say that we enjoyed him tremendously.

Andrea Guice, Principal / Director - Quest Academy Community School

I generally judge a speaker in three areas: did they challenge my mind, did they challenge my heart, and did they leave me with some information that I can use to make either my life or job performance better. In John Hodge’s case, he was overwhelmingly successful in all three areas. Based on the comments from many of the >1300 attendees, they felt the same. John’s message resonated with teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. His theme of “Be the One” was quickly adopted as a hashtag in several Tweets in which teachers shared key points from his speech. I’m sure this will remain a theme for many throughout the year.

Tim Solley - Madison County Schools

The teachers of ALL six schools were entertained, informed, laughed, shed tears, and left with a sense of renewal and excitement. Without a doubt, each of us will look at our students with new eyes and act accordingly.

Gwen Lewis, Principal - Prairie Elementary School

John’s message resonated with teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. His theme of “Be the One” was quickly adopted as a hashtag in several Tweets in which teachers shared key points from his speech. I’m sure this will remain a theme for many throughout the year. In short, a common comment from employees was that John was the best keynote they had ever heard at this event! Ryan…thanks so much for recommending John to speak at our event. John…thanks for the passion you bring to educators. It is a gift!

Tim, Director of Middle School Education - Madison County Schools

Words can not express how much I enjoyed your presentation this morning at Ponchatoula High. Your presentation was a wonderful beginning to the new year. Thank you for all you do for the children and your love and dedication to education.

Angele Walker - Woodland Park ELC

John hit a homerun and set off a lot of fireworks! He is a very knowledgeable, motivational presenter who definitely "walks the talk," and the best part about the very practical suggestions he made was that they didn't COST anything.

Carol Thom - Kanawha County Schools
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What it Takes... creating excellent schools [VIDEO]

Video from Blue Ridge PBS. Unravel the "how to" mystery of school improvement with the authors of "Standing in the Gap." Field experts, John Hodge and Harvey Perkins, have made a difference in classrooms across the country using a practical three step approach. For information on how to book John ...

Nationally-known educator to address Ashdown teachers

Article from ArkLaTexHomepage.com;Written by Nancy Cook Nationally known in educational circles as "one of America's most respected new voices in education," Dr. John W. Hodge will serve as the keynote speaker for the first day of Ashdown School District's opening district-wide ...