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Each presentation outside of the 2028 Challenge are based on published books (or soon to be published books) and/or administrator academies given several times. Given the desire of the recipient and the intended audience the presentations can be modified to emphasize different points.

The 2028 Challenge: The Tyranny of the Status Quo

This motivational and thought-provoking speech challenges educators to begin leading change in their own lives, classrooms, and schools immediately. The presentation hits on several practical changes that can be made immediately and also presents several paradigms that must be internally challenged in order to create long-term personal growth. Start right now and make a difference. In one year, you will wish you started today.

Making Evaluation Meaningful

This presentation and workshop has been made coast-to-coast and featured in several publications and podcasts. The focus is on how school leaders can transform teacher evaluation from a cumbersome and resource intensive process into one that truly impacts school culture and teacher performance.

Teach Smart: Leveraging Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

This presentation is based around 11 strategies a teacher can use to transform their classroom from traditional to student-centered. Most teachers would assert that their classroom is already driven by students, but when exposed to these practical and easy-to-implement strategies it becomes clear that growth is not only necessary, but most importantly abundantly possible.


Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders (also provide a secondary presentation for parents)

This presentation helps educators understand the evolution of social media and the impact it is playing on our society. The thesis emphasized throughout the presentation is to meet our students and parents where they already are is designed to create a sense of urgency. Education is evolving and this presentation helps educators embrace the ever-changing world of social media.

Student Voice: From Invisible to Invaluable

This presentation is designed for school leaders and helps them to understand that the most valuable and under-utilized resource in schools is the voice of the student. In no other industry are the primary customer and the primary boss’s voice so ignored. This presentation leverages the acronym, ASK’EM (Ask, Support, Know, Empower, and Monitor) to discuss how student voice can be used in several different capacities to support school and district improvement. 

Manage Your Time or Your Time Will Manage You (publishing date of August 2018)

This presentation discusses how time management is not really an issue we deal with. Time management is a symptom of one of eight larger issues. This talk is infused with humor and will help everyone identify why they may struggle with being as productive as possible. The book will be released to begin next school year through ASCD.

#FullyCharged (publishing date of June 2018)

This presentation focuses on practical strategies to help leverage neuroscience to improve our ability to better serve students, parents, and fellow staff members. The thesis of the presentation is that we must take of Maslow before we can focus on Bloom’s. This presentation leaves teachers and school leaders with loads of practical solutions to everyday problems.