I've been in the audience at several of your presentations, most recently last year in Chicago at the Alternate Certification Conference. You consistently provide excellent professional learning and genuinely motivating sessions. Thank you for your work.
Dr. Stephen Peters
Dr. Peters has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of secondary education, and superintendent during his 38 + year career. Most of his experiences have been in schools that made significant growth in short periods of time, resulting in both National and State Blue-Ribbon distinction. In 2015, Dr. Peters was the featured subject of an education documentary filmed in the U.S.A. by the BBC titled, “American High School, A School in the South.” The documentary won “Best Education Documentary in Europe in 2016 and was purchased and rebroadcasted by National Geographic in 2017. As superintendent, Peters led his school district to being named a National School District of Distinction in 2020. An avid sports fan and former athlete, Stephen was inducted into the Colleton County basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Dr. Peters is founder of the Nationally recognized Gentlemen’s & Ladies Club programs, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Past President of the International Literacy Association (ILA). Stephen is also a best -selling author of several books: Do You Know Enough About Me to Teach Me, Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners, Choosing to Believe; Creating a Framework for School Success, , Inspired to Learn: Why We Must Give Children Hope, Co-author of, One, A Process for Building Schools of Excellence for Every One and Everyone, and soon to be released, he is the co-author of “Leadership Transformation from A to Z: What Great Leaders Do. Presently, Dr. Peters is President/CEO of The Peters Group(thepetersgroup.global), a National and International Education Consulting Agency and Consultant, with Initiative One Leadership Institute (www. Initiativeone.com). Stephen delivers keynote addresses, provides professional development workshops for leaders, teachers, staff, students, and parents, and serves as executive coach to superintendents and principals throughout the U.S.
He received his B.S. from Hampton University, his M.ED. from Old Dominion University and his Ed.D. from South Carolina State University. Stephen and his wife, Dr. Angela Peters reside in Columbia, S.C.
Dr. Stephen Peters
Featured Keynote Programs
Do You Know Enough about Me to Teach Me?
The participant will come away with a better understanding of why we are dealing with the type of student we’re dealing with as well as, specific strategies to engage ALL learners. Participants will learn how effective relationship building with children is fundamental for student and school success. Understanding the reason we teach, with special emphasis on the student is the central theme of this presentation. Mr. Peters will offer the participant a refreshing look into the eyes of the students-ALL students.
Peters will use his best-selling book “Do You Know Enough About Me To Teach Me” as a resource for this workshop.
Teaching to Capture and Inspire all Learners
This training provides strategies and approaches that will affirm and validate teaching effectiveness in the classroom. Mr. Peters will provide a framework for reshaping school culture, affording teachers and students an opportunity to become part of the solution collaboratively, instead of remaining part of the problem separately. He will answer the key question, Now that we understand today’s student, what do we do with them?
Peters will use his best-selling book “Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners” as a resource for this workshop.
Capture, Inspire, Teach
Understanding Your Students’ Needs
School districts are now faced with the monumental task of providing resources for school leaders and teachers to engage a generation of learners they don’t understand. This training provides strategies and approaches that will affirm and validate teaching effectiveness in the classroom. Mr. Peters will provide a framework for reshaping school culture, affording teachers and students an opportunity to become part of the solution collaboratively, instead of remaining part of the problem separately. The Capture, Inspire, Teach model is a three step process being used by thousands of teachers in the U.S. as an effective delivery system for active student engagement.
Peters will use his best-selling book “Do You Know Enough About Me To Teach Me” as a resource for this keynote.
Creating a Framework for School Success
Stephen Peters offers the participant a refreshing look into the positive side of public
education. Peters states, “We hear much about low test scores, high drop-out rates, expulsions, low teacher and student moral, and public distrust of the quality of education being delivered to children, but there is another story to be told.”
The training will emphasize the following important concepts:
• Schools that operate at a high level of success are creating meaningful transformations because of a dedicated and committed group of individuals who understand synergy, today’s youth and themselves.
• Belief systems can act like filters in the brain, influencing the way we see the world. Successful schools understand that their beliefs have the potential to drive their actions as they interact with students and each other.
• Successful schools establish a culture based on relationships, aligning belief systems and reciprocal respect.
• Successful schools empower collaborative teams and engage their staff in purpose driven data analysis.
Peters will use the book “Choosing to Believe: Creating a Framework for School Success” as a resource for this workshop. The book is an Award Winning USA Best Book 2010 and a Finalist in the 2010 International Book Awards for the Pre-K12 Education Category.
After 20 years I was not looking forward to being "motivated" again. But Stephen Peters was able to touch my spirit and truly inspire me, I can't wait for Monday. All teachers and administrators need to hear his message. It's AMAZING!