Keynotes

                         

Be A Teacher — Be A Hero!

In this presentation Debbie Silver utilizes humor and thoughtful insights to remind audiences of how important teachers (and other educators) are in the lives of children.  Through poignant stories and hilarious characterizations, Debbie connects with the souls of all who work with students. Audience members laugh and cry as Debbie reminds them of the value of each and every child in the classroom.

Time: 50 to 90 minutes
Audience Options:
Teachers, Future Teachers, Teacher Support Staff, and Administrators

 

Pay It Forward 

In this celebration of educational employees Debbie Silver congratulates those who “go outside the lines” to ensure the best environment for all students.  She utilizes humor and reflective insights to remind audiences of how important all the adults in school are in the lives of children.  Through poignant stories and hilarious characterizations, Debbie connects with the souls of all who work with students. Audience members laugh and cry as Debbie reminds them of the value of each and every student at school.

Time: 50 to 90 minutes

Audience Options: Administrators, School Board Members, and Support staff (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial staff, secretaries, assistants, etc.)

*Note: Modification of this presentation for counselors, bus drivers, school secretaries, librarians, parents, and/ or other educational support personnel can be customized.

 

Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers – Engaging All Learners

Based on her best-selling book, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers – Finding the Rhythm for Differentiating Learning, Debbie Silver offers her wisdom and humor to answer the question, “How do we engage students from all backgrounds and experiences?” She demonstrates how to capitalize on student strengths and elicit greater achievement gains and higher motivation among students.  Dr. Silver shares her views on what she considers a non-negotiable in education – that every student deserves a reasonable chance at success. Participants leave with new ideas for creative instructional and assessment strategies as well as ideas for preparing 21st century learners.

Time: 1-3 Hours

Audience Options: Students, Teachers, Teacher Support Staff, Future Teachers, Administrators, School Board Members, Parents, and Support staff (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial staff, secretaries, assistants, etc.)


The Art and Heart of Teaching

Note: This keynote is a blend of “Be a Teacher — Be a Hero,” and “Drumming to the Beat of Different  Marchers.”

In this presentation Dr. Debbie Silver utilizes humor and compassion to remind audiences how important teachers are in the lives of students. She demonstrates how to engage all types of learners in the classroom. Her belief is that all children have gifts, and teachers hold the important key for getting students to “open them.” Audiences laugh and cry as they are reminded about the value of each and every learner in the classroom and the joy of connecting with students.

Time: 1-3 Hours

Audience Options: Teachers, Future Teachers, Teacher Support Staff, Administrators, School Board Members, Parents, and Support staff (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial staff, secretaries, assistants, etc.)

 

Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8:  Teaching Kids to Succeed

Do ask ever yourself, “Just how am I supposed to motivate these kids?”  The real question, of course, is how to we get them to motivate themselves?  Based on extensive research for her new book, Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed, Dr. Debbie Silver offers surprising new findings about fundamental ways we can change our teaching practices to help kids become self-motivated.  Come prepared to have your thinking challenged and to receive a multitude of strategies that help learners develop internal motivation and resiliency.

Time: 1-3 Hours

Audience Options: Teachers, Future Teachers, Teacher Support Staff, Administrators, School Board Members, Parents, and Support staff (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial staff, secretaries, assistants, etc.)