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Dr. Brad Johnson      

Expert Speaker in the Field of Education and Leadership

Dr. Brad Johnson is one of the most dynamic and engaging speakers in the fields of education and leadership. He is author of the international release, What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and in Life (Routledge), Scared Skinny No More: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias & Weight Loss, The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching, and From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (Routledge, Spring 2015)

Dr. Johnson has over 20 years experience at the K-12 and collegiate level. He has written or contributed to numerous articles as an educational expert for media outlets including Education World, Education Digest, HuffPost, and Teacher Gazette. Dr. Johnson has also interviewed over 30 top leadership experts from around the world for his leadership book.

Besides his experiences in "The Trenches" as a teacher, curriculum director, and administrator, Dr. Johnson has served as an accreditation committee chair. He developed and supervised a formal mentoring program. He has also served on board-level educational committees. He recently spent several weeks in Malaysia training teachers for their Ministry of Education. Dr. Johnson currently serves on the national faculty of Concordia University School of Graduate Studies where he teaches courses in leadership.

Speech Topics

Mind and Body in Motion

We learn better on our feet than our seat! Overwhelming research suggests that we have shortchanged a generation of students by creating a sedentary learning environment in our schools. What is the result? Stagnated tests scores, increased behavioral issues, and an epidemic rise in ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, and even obesity. This keynote/workshops shows how to increase physical activity in the classroom with cutting edge concepts like SmartFit 15, which can even be used by teachers in the academic classes. We also show how to incorporate more physical activity into STEM classes and how to integrate technology with movement.

Do you have students who are bored, disruptive or off task? It is rarely related to the content, the teacher, or even classroom management, but it is because they lack core and functional strength. Interestingly, core and functional strengths actually develop the frontal lobe of the brain responsible for focus and attention. The greatest issue facing education today is the lack of core and functional development of students, which is detrimental to their learning and success. Want to help your students excel in academics and get healthy? Let them learn on their feet, not their seat!

The Edutainer

The Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century requires a paradigm shift in teaching and learning.This workshop makes the learning process relevant and applicable to the "real world" of the 21st Century. The Edutainer bridges the gap between traditional school and the real world. We compete for our students’ attention in this media saturated culture. If learning is not relevant, applicable, and engaging then students will tune the teacher out. Edutainment offers strategies for the teacher to connect formal education to the real world.

New Teacher Induction

You are competent in pedagogy and have been the “keys to the kingdom”. So now what? Where do I begin? How do you survive pre-planning, the first day of school, first week of school, parents, students, wait…I think you get the point. You will not only survive the school year, but thrive as the star of your stage. Your students will also become successful stars in this setting.

Talents + Passions= Purpose

Our schools and our culture tend to focus on areas of weaknesses or rather than area of strength. However, research shows that focusing on our strengths will make us exponentially more successful. Students are not engaged and motivated because schools focus on their weaknesses but never develop their talents and strengths. Focusing on weaknesses means students achieve mediocrity rather than excellence. However, student engagement, motivation, and success are maximized when we combine Students talents + passions= purpose. The most successful people in any field achieved their success because they developed their talents, not their weaknesses. Learn how to help students and teachers be the “Best You” they can be!

What Schools Don't Teach

With the emphasis on standardized testing and the common core curriculum, education has created a culture whereby children are only prepared to be students; they are not seen as individuals. While the education continues to focus mainly on standardized testing, What Schools Don't Teach takes into account other important traits needed for success in school and in real world. Characteristics and skills like creativity, perseverance, leadership, integrity, and even communication aren’t easily tested, yet are vital for success in the real world and are actually important to the overall success of students even in standardized testing. Learn how to help students become better readers, improve team building (not group work), instruct the individual, and much more!

From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

Dr. Johnson has combined his own experiences and expertise with interviews from 30 top leadership experts from around the world to create the keys to effective leadership. Leadership concepts from business, military, sports, and educational experts have been combined to create the 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential. Concepts such as developing your strengths, developing those you lead, resiliency, finding your voice, creating a positive culture, and much more are examined and strategies are offered to begin maximizing your potential today!


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