His message was heartfelt, moving, and captivating, and he might have been one of the kindest people I've ever had the privilege of meeting. I asked him how he was the morning of his keynote and he said "grateful." So, I stole that response for the remainder of the meeting, and have now taught my kids to respond similarly :) he was a true class act!!!!
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We just wrapped with Michael a few minutes ago and were so impressed. He brought so much energy and so many resources - and humor! I know our attendees learned a ton and definitely walked away with a plan to bring that energy to their classrooms. Not only that, but he did my favorite thing that the best teachers do - have everyone learn by DOING! He modeled everything and showed attendees how to navigate it all in a way that made sense while covering a variety of topics
First of all, in my 27 years in education, Michael was undoubtedly the best keynote presenter I have ever heard. In fact, 100% of the 503 respondents to our survey indicated that they agreed/strongly agreed that he was engaging, motivational and inspirational. He was referenced, by name, in several of the comments throughout the survey and I continue to hear "buzz" in our local districts and beyond about his message
He was phenomenal and really brings the best of both perspectives (research and classroom teaching practice/experience) to his presentations. I heard nothing but positive feedback from participants. He connected well with the audience and was so appreciative and touched that so many came out considering the condition of our community from the storm damage.
Michael was FANTASTIC! We had so much positive feedback in person and through our end of the day evaluation.
Michael is a superstar, and couldn't have been a better keynote speaker.He was prepared and an expert in his field. He was professional in every respect and pleasure to have at our event.
Mr. Bonner, was FANTASTIC! I have to say that this institute day was the best by far! Michael Bonner was inspirational, kept a tough crowd motivated and laughing, and very educated in his field. It was very clear that this teacher knew how to make learning fun! I aspire to this everyday and will use some of Michael's ideas, give them a little tweak for jr. high level, and keep my students motivated, while enjoying and loving their educational experience!
I absolutely loved it! Michael was extremely engaging and relevant! I have already started doing some of the things he talked about, and can see a huge difference in my levels of engagement! Two thumbs up :) Mr. Bonner was engaging and inspiring! This was one of the best professional development days I have been to. I could relate to so much of what he had to share, and I am excited to try new strategies in my classroom!
From the keynote, to the break-out sessions, to the wrap-up, Michael was spot on with what the teachers needed. He was able to read the crowd and adapt if necessary. He even had a few teachers, who can typically be apathetic, moving around and participating in his activities. If other districts are looking for a great staff development day, I highly recommend Michael. Also, working with Premiere Speakers Bureau was great. Everything was well-organized from start to finish
This Institute Day was one of the best ever largely due to Michael Bonner, our guest speaker. He was "real" and "relevant". He related so well to our teachers because he is a "teacher" also! He was motivational but also practical in that he shared knowledge and experiences that would help them the first day of school! I have had so much positive feedback. He is just one of those "rare" people that you can feel the "positivity" just by being around him. I would highly recommend him.
We absolutely LOVED Michael Bonner! His message was EXACTLY what our teachers needed to hear! He was gracious, generous, and simply downright wonderful!
I would rate Michael Bonner an A+ speaker and our superintendent felt the same!! Michael Bonner was energetic, motivating and inspirational. He connected with everyone in the room. His presentation was engaging and I saw teachers on Facebook yesterday posting his youtube video from when he was on the Ellen Show to share who they saw at convocation. They gave him a standing ovation. There has never been a standing ovation at this event
I just wanted to say how extremely happy we were with Michael. You would not believe the compliments we received about his speech and how inspirational he/it was to our educators. Many said we need to bring him back to our convocation every year! That would be a nice tradition we'll have to think about. I just wanted to give my two cents about his professionalism and passion. It made a good convocation GREAT.
He was nothing short of AMAZING. His message was spot on, everyone enjoyed his energy and the fact that he could speak specifically from the teacher perspective!!! Everyone left with such excitement! In fact, everyone stated it was the best convocation ever. Michael totally rocked! We are so grateful!!!
Our audience absolutely LOVED Michael!! He was so charming and relatable while providing a powerful message that our group needed to hear to start the new year.
It was such an AWESOME day!! Michael did an AMAZING job!!! Teachers and administrators left inspired and ready to conquer the new year. Thank you so much for representing Michael and making it possible for us to book him for our EPIC day!
Michael was fantastic! I've had more positive comments about him than any other speaker I have contracted with for Institute Day. The fact that he is still in the classroom, he was able to resonate so well with our teachers. He adapted his presentation with our theme seamlessly. He is a very genuine person. I would highly recommend him for other districts.
Michael came and spoke to our beginning teachers and mentors yesterday and it was FABULOUS! We want him to come back and speak at our opening convocation for our school system! He was truly phenomenal and I know he would make an impact if our whole system were privileged enough to hear him.
He not only presents and supports his curriculum he makes it come alive and relevant to his students. Michael has a unique ability to engage adults the same way he engages his students,-truly mesmerizing. Michael not only presents ideas and skills for teachers to learn and embed in their classrooms but he creates methodologies to suit a variety of students that teachers work with on a daily basis.
After my visit to Mr. Bonner's classroom I honestly wanted to go right back to my students I used to teach in Durham and roll up my sleeves and go teach again. I thought about how really Mr. Bonner's classroom is primarily a MINDSET shift to POSITIVE thinking and law of attraction! Mr. Bonner is a visionary leader and creates that positive mindset within ALL students. Mr
Mr. Michael Bonner did a terrific job speaking to members and guests at the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce's March 21 Power Luncheon. It was clear from the start that Mr. Bonner had the unique ability to capture an audience with a moving message and he had the packed Hilton ballroom fully engaged. Mr. Bonner spoke with such enthusiasm and purpose and he cleverly sprinkled in some humor along the way