Keynote – Education: Living it, Loving it, and Laughing about it.

Looking to put a spark back into your teaching? Are you curious about what really makes your students tick? Looking for ways to connect with your students? This laugh out loud keynote provides ideas and strategies in the areas of connecting with your students, being an adult advocate for kids, and new strategies in classroom management. A true crowd pleaser for any type of educator.

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Presentations & Workshops

Workshops can range from 50 minutes to 3 hours depending on your event needs.

Classroom Management
Based on the book, Managing the Madness, A Practical Guide for Middle Grades Classrooms, this is a perfect session for administrators and educators. Jack provides real-life examples and solutions that help with classroom disruptions and management issues. This funny, informative, and entertaining session is designed to explain just why students interrupt our classroom and cause havoc within the school. See how you can develop useable action plans for students, and come discover not-so-typical ideas to manage a classroom.

Language Arts Strategies
Looking for fun and motivating ideas for your middle level classroom? This is a hands-on session that provides real, quality strategies in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, listening, and speaking skills. No philosophy here, just creative ideas to motivate the middle level learner.

Taming of the Team
Being on a middle school team can be filled with great joys, struggles, and frustrations. It can also be a trying time for those involved in the meeting. This practical session focuses on the real life issues surrounding teaming. We will provide informative examples to help with effective use of team time and how teams can work together to deal with kids, curriculum, and professional development. You might even laugh at Jack’s descriptions of the characteristics of a team member.

Student Engagement
Looking for great ways to motivate students? These hands-on ideas are perfect for all subjects. Easy to use and implement in any classroom or school.

This We Believe
Based on the National Middle School Association’s book This We Believe, we will present an overview of the 16 major characteristics of a quality middle school. The session is a lecture and hands on experience, and allows middle level educators to explore the true nature of a middle school.

Mini Courses
Discover a great way to offer outstanding mini-courses to your students. Highly motivating and easy to implement in your school.

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Understanding Adolescents
Being able to figure out the inner workings of adolescents is key to being a great middle school teacher. Come discover helpful teacher tips on how to relate to young adolescents. Share and apply teaching ideas that meet the needs of middle school students. This session will also provide practical ideas to help with classroom management and behavioral issues from structuring your room to methods for getting a class to simmer down. Connect with your students and discover new ways to relate to them that will surely improve learning.

Creating an Honors Program
Discover new ways to increase achievement and student success via a program that allows students to explore their true gifts and talents. This exploration of a subject matter helps students become an expert in a content area or topic.

Additional Consultant Services

  • Parent Meetings
  • Team Observations
  • Long Term Work with Schools
  • Board Meetings
  • School Assessment
  • Classroom Observations
  • Planning with Administrator’s Team
  • Meeting with Committees
  • 9th Grade Academies
  • Assessment Vocabulary to Increase Achievement
  • Essentials Teachers Helping with Student Success
  • School Wide – Climate and Culture Assessment