Adam Welcome | Best Selling Author: Kids Deserve It! & Teachers Deserve It; "NSBA 20 to Watch"; Empowering Teachers and Leaders to Be Awesome for Kids!

Adam Welcome

Best Selling Author: Kids Deserve It! & Teachers Deserve It; "NSBA 20 to Watch"; Empowering Teachers and Leaders to Be Awesome for Kids!

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Adam Welcome

Adam has been a teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students.

He was a '20 To Watch' with the National School Board Association, Principal of the Year in his region, a Fellow with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and has been blogging about education for the past 15 years.

Adam is passionate about connecting with other educators from across the country and makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.

He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It, the best selling author of four books and he has three podcasts.

Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active. Adam also loves to run and has finished 30 marathons.

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Featured Videos

Current: Connect The Pieces

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Connect The Pieces
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High AIMS Conference
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The Time is Now
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Kids Deserve It

Kids Deserve It is a simple yet profound message and it’s time that we all join the conversation! Connect with kids, integrate innovative new technology practices into your curriculum that students will love!

• Rediscover the power of literacy and how it changes lives!

• Create content with students and for your school on YouTube and TikTok to create a culture and climate that the entire community wants to be a part of!

• Come up with a plan to facilitate coding with your students to get them ready for all the opportunities that are currently available in our world.

• And, remember why you got into this profession and also how important your own family is. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we’re not going to be any good for our school team.

No more excuses, it’s time to start making it happen for your students, staff, parents, and the entire community - I know you can do it and I can’t wait to help you make it happen!

The Time Is Now

Stop talking about what you want to do and start doing what you want to do, the time is now. We’re going to dive deep, we’re going to get personal, we’re going to make some changes. You’re going to walk away with strategies that will help you focus on what’s most important, and a plan to implement those strategies with your team for bigger results! You’re going to laugh, you’re going to think, you’re going to be challenged, you’re going to realize that you have what it takes, who’s ready!

Kids and Teachers Deserve It

Kids Deserve It, and Teachers Deserve It too! It’s SO long overdue! Teachers need more celebration, they need more say in the decision-making process and they deserve to know what the plan is! I’ve been so lucky in my educational career to have been a teacher, Principal, Director, and now traveling the country working with educators on a weekly basis - I know that we can do more.

Creating opportunities for our teachers to be leaders in the building, that’s important! Allowing teachers to wear jeans to school so they don’t have to worry about dry cleaning bills and because jeans are comfortable and fun to wear!

• Teachers need more time in their day for planning and collaboration, so do kids!

• Teachers deserve to be viewed as experts - because they are, and so do kids!

• Teachers deserve a professional learning network that will support them, push them and be there when times are tough!

• And teachers deserve compliments. They’re simple, they’re easy, they’re free and they make a profound impact.

If you’re ready to push the conversation, open your mind to some new ideas and get teachers what they deserve - let’s schedule a high energy, high impact, with tons of tangible takeaways for everyone to grow their practice!

The Time Is Now (education and corporate-friendly)
Stop talking about what you want to do and start doing what you want to do, the time is now. We’re going to dive deep, we’re going to get personal, we’re going to make some change. Who’s ready!

New Economy, New Jobs, Are You Ready (education and corporate-friendly)
The world our kids are growing up in is so vastly different than what we experienced, and it's even different than five years ago. We have a new economy, with new jobs, that take an entirely new skill set in order for our children to be successful - are you ready? Learn what's happening out in the world and some very simple ways to get started at your school now!

Educational Deep Dive

Education is hard, really hard. We’re going to dive deep, we’re going to get a little vulnerable, we’re going to grow and have fun while doing it.
This fully customizable Educational Deep Dive can be one hour, three hours long, and also built out for a two or three day session with your team.
We’ll talk about the differences of seeing the people you work with as a family, or as a team. How to have those conversations that might be making you a little bit uncomfortable, but are so necessary in order to move your organization forward. We’ll look inside each and every person and make a commitment to name your growth area, and come up with an action plan for success.
Don’t let small mundane problems keep you from doing the real work that you’re meant to be doing. Don’t think outside of the box – get rid of the box.
I don’t want you to be constrained by only being able to think inside or outside of the box. Break it down, put it in the recycle bin and do what you think is best for your organization.
You have what it takes and I believe in you!

Adam Welcome
Featured Books

Kids Deserve It!by Adam Welcome

Kids Deserve It!

by Adam Welcome

What if learning was exciting?     

What if students felt important and empowered every time they walked into the building?    

 What if parents looked forward to calls from their children's teachers and principals, instead of cringing when the school's number popped up on their phones? 

To Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome, those aren't far-fetched what ifs; they can (and should) be a reality for every teacher, school, parent, and student. 

In Kids Deserve It!, Todd and Adam encourage you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place. 

 Learn why you should be calling parents to praise your students (and employees).

 Discover ways to promote family interaction and improve relationships for kids at school and at home. 

Be inspired to take risks, shake up the status quo, and be a champion for your students. 


Empower Our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve Moreby Adam Welcome

Empower Our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More

by Adam Welcome

Here’s to Helping Girls Find Their Real Power!

Girl Power! It’s a popular marketing message that shows up on pink T-shirts across the nation. But sparkly words are not enough to get girls to realize their innate value and reach for their true potential.

In Empower Our Girls, educators Lynmara Colón and Adam Welcome collaborate with a strong cast of contributing authors to shine a light on simple, meaningful changes that need to take place in schools and society at large to help girls achieve more.

The words used to describe girls and define traditional roles can set unintentional limits for girls. It’s time for a change! It’s time for girls to hear the truth:

  • Tears are not a sign of weakness.
  • Being bold enough to ask for what you want doesn’t make you “bossy.”
  • Glass ceilings are meant to be shattered.

We must empower our girls to chase their dreams. Their future—and ours—depends on it!

“Our girls are filled with so much worth and potential, and it is our moral imperative to help them find and share it.” —Ramona Dunn, principal
“This is a must-read for those in school leadership who wish to truly ‘empower’ our girls.” —Rodney Kay, superintendent
“As a mother and an elementary principal, I’m looking forward to using this book for inspiration as I raise my own daughter.” —Lindsy Stumpenhorst, principal
“The book is filled with calls to action, some simple and some seemingly impossible, and all meant to empower girls to embrace their own bodies and minds and make the world their own.” —Karen Richardson, VSTE president, professor

Run Like a Pirate: Push Yourself to Get More Out of Lifeby Adam Welcome

Run Like a Pirate: Push Yourself to Get More Out of Life

by Adam Welcome

After running twelve marathons in twelve months, Adam Welcome shares the mindset and tactics necessary for accomplishing big dreams. You don’t have to be a runner or even an athlete to be inspired by this power-filled book. Whatever your personal or professional goals are, Adam’s example and encouragement will challenge you to set your sights on something bigger and to push yourself to get more out of life. 

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Featured Reviews

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Featured Articles & Resources

Make Learning Magical Podcast

Make Learning Magical By Tisha Richmond Conversations about making learning MAGICAL through: Memorable Beginnings, Authenticity & Agency, Gamified strategies,...
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FocusED: A "Kids Deserve It" Culture in Schools

This is Season 1, Episode 2 of FocusED, and it features guest, Adam Welcome, with a focus on his book, Kids Deserve It. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience...
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Teachers on Fire Episode 77 Adame Welcome

Meet Our Guest ADAM WELCOME is a former teacher, principal, and director of innovation. He’s also a recognized education leader, speaker, and the author of Kids...
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Teach Better Podcast: Make it happen - Adam Welcome chats about living life to the complete fullest.

30: Make it happen. – Adam Welcome chats about living life to the complete fullest. Author, speaker, and “Truth Teller,” Adam Welcome chats with us about living...
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Listen Here: Topics Covered: -Prioritizing time in administration *Walk-Throughs *Conversations with staff &...
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