Danny Brassell | Bringing Joy Back into Education, Popular Keynote Speaker & Educational Consultant

Danny Brassell

Bringing Joy Back into Education, Popular Keynote Speaker & Educational Consultant

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Danny Brassell

Inspired by the film "Stand and Deliver," DR. DANNY BRASSELL chose to teach in the inner city to positively impact students others deemed as "unteachable." Danny is on a mission to bring joy back into education to combat the consequences of teacher and educational administrator burnout. For the past two decades he has served as an educational advisor to students ranging from preschoolers to rocket scientists. While he has held a variety of titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, Danny has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher.

A powerful speaker, Danny captivates audiences from beginning to end as he shares incredible stories of extraordinary educators and how they impact student achievement. Drawing from his experiences as a teacher, administrator, student and parent, Danny inspires people to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at every level, beginning with themselves. His message that "education is valuable, but execution is priceless" epitomizes his commitment to having a positive impact on everyone we come in contact with.

"Never give people answers - you're not doing them any favors," Danny says. "Instead, teach people strategies." Danny is committed to guiding audiences to realize the leadership greatness each of us possesses but too few demonstrate. "Our job is to make everyone around us feel important so that they may excel."

The son of a librarian who grew up hating reading, Danny has ironically become one of America's foremost authorities on reading. His website, www.lazyreaders.com, is one of the most popular book clubs online, as it provides "short books for busy people." He founded his own non-profit that more than doubled the number of books in his school district and served as chairman of a non-profit that donated over 2 million books to students in under-resourced areas. And his popular TED talk "The Reading Makeover" has been called one of the "funniest and most memorable education speeches of the last five years."

Affectionately known as "Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.," Danny Brassell is a recognized authority on leadership development, reading, motivation and communication skills. He is the author of 15 books, including "Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom," "A Baker's Dozen of Lessons Learned from the Teaching Trenches" and "Read, Lead & Succeed: 50 Simple Ways to Produce Extraordinary Results in Business and Life." Thousands, from small business owners to corporate executives, have enjoyed his energetic, interactive and informative presentations. He has spoken to over 2,000 different audiences worldwide, including over 100 across North America and Asia this past year.

He reminds participants to laugh at themselves while they focus on the serious business of helping students excel. Within his humorous and heartwarming stories, he delivers a message relevant to each of us. It is a message of hope, dedication and the never-say-never attitude required to achieve goals and dreams.

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Bringing Joy Back into Education

Educators are “kid-people.” They do not do what they do for the pay or daily accolades from society; they teach because they care about kids. The standardized testing craze and pandemic have terrified students and led many great educators to quit. Come join Danny as he reminds teachers, administrators and staff of their importance in the everyday development of children. He’ll remind you how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order to bring the joy back into your school.

Leadership Begins with Motivation

In an increasingly crowded world of “thought” leaders, it is now more essential than ever to create “action” leaders. In his 25 years of working with leaders from the classroom to the board room – from preschoolers to rocket scientists – Dr. Danny Brassell has lived by the creedo that “education is valuable, but execution is priceless.” Leadership begins with motivation – but it also requires a lot of perspiration. And the best leaders inspire others to become their best. Get ready to laugh and learn in this highly engaging presentation, based on Dr. Brassell’s best-selling book of the same title. You will come away with practical tips for developing daily habits essential to success in the new global economy.

A Baker’s Dozen of Lessons Learned from the Teaching Trenches

It takes a special person to be a teacher. Every day presents new challenges, and our attitudes and expectations shape our success. Join Danny as he shares a fast-paced, humorous and motivational keynote designed to show you how you make a difference in the lives of your students. From teaching preschoolers to rocket scientists, Danny shares his own trials and tribulations in the classroom as well as why he loves to teach. You’ll learn his secret to good teaching and leave feeling invigorated.

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Differentiating Instruction So All Students Succeed

Students watch our every move. The best teachers constantly set high expectations, attempt new things and never let the threat of embarrassment and failure stand in their way. Join Danny Brassellas he shares a fast-paced, humorous and inspirational keynote designed to share his observations of the traits the best teachers he has encountered over the years and how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all your students. Train your students how to welcome new opportunities and challenges, recognize but not submit to fear and, above all else, to believe in themselves.

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Featured Books

Leadership Begins with Motivationby Danny Brassell

Leadership Begins with Motivation

by Danny Brassell
The Reading Break Throughby Danny Brassell

The Reading Break Through

by Danny Brassell
May I Have A Wordby Danny Brassell

May I Have A Word

by Danny Brassell
Secrets of Successful Readersby Danny Brassell

Secrets of Successful Readers

by Danny Brassell
Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom, Grades K-upby Danny Brassell

Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom, Grades K-up

by Danny Brassell

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Readers for Lifeby Danny Brassell

Readers for Life

by Danny Brassell
    [Brassell] explains step by step...how to meet the standards without turning your classroom into a boot camp. He's been a classroom teacher without even a dollar's budget, yet found ways to scavenge thousands of books - for free! - Jim Trelease

For less proficient readers, going to school can often feel like humiliating drudgery. But you can help every student see reading as an opportunity, not an obligation. In Readers for Life Danny Brassell shows you the way with smart advice on how to guide children toward becoming lifelong lovers of reading without completely overhauling your curriculum or discarding your daily routines.

Readers for Life provides proven, easy - to - use strategies to help you improve your literacy curricula, increase your students' joy of reading, and implement a community - volunteer program in your classroom. Best of all, Brassell demonstrates how you can do it in just one hour a week. His reading - fitness program describes:

  • what materials you need to get started, including research - based strategies for increasing book access and building a large, diverse collection of children's literature - without spending your own money
  • how to set up your classroom library to help students enjoy exploring, choosing, and reading books
  • how to set up a comprehensive volunteer reading - tutoring program in your classroom
  • what specific reading activities help kids get - and keep - the reading bug
  • what kinds of resources, forms, and checklists you'll need to get started and continue moving toward your curricular goals
  • how the whole enterprise will help more students meet standards

Help kids learn to love reading, not avoid it. Use the dozens of effective strategies in this quick, practical guide and turn your classroom into a reading - fitness powerhouse. Trust Danny Brassell and inspire every student to become a Reader for Life.

The Reading Makeoverby Danny Brassell

The Reading Makeover

by Danny Brassell
"Read, Lead & Succeed" Daily Quote Book: 365 Daily Tweets to Produce Extraordinary Results in Business and Lifeby Danny Brassell

"Read, Lead & Succeed" Daily Quote Book: 365 Daily Tweets to Produce Extraordinary Results in Business and Life

by Danny Brassell
Here's a book of inspirational quotes you can read in under a minute each day to boost your joy and creativity! While many people understand the importance of reading, successful leaders make a point of reading a lot. Danny shares simple "bite-size" inspirational quotes for every day of the year to advance your personal development. Every day you'll receive expert counsel on effective ways to read, lead and succeed. Plus, each quote is 140 characters or less so you can re-tweet inspiration to your friends, colleagues and team members!

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