Digital Programs


All virtual programs can be modified to accommodate a variety of audience options and professional development needs.


Modified from Dr. Silver’s dynamic in-person presentations, these courses are excellent for remote teams. Your team will not only walk away with real-world applications for how to improve their daily work, but they’ll also be uplifted by Debbie’s wit and wisdom.

Virtual Programming Options:

Be a Teacher, Be a Hero

Let Dr. Debbie Silver renew the spirits of your educational team as she celebrates the truly remarkable resilience of the teaching community.  In this inspirational presentation, Debbie utilizes humor and thoughtful insights to remind attendees 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 their value to each child in the classroom.

Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education

How do teachers maintain a positive learning environment while addressing the current upheaval in our educational communities?  Based on her current bestseller, Deliberate Optimism:  Reclaiming the Joy in Education (cowritten with Jack Berckeymer and Judith Baenen), this session examines simple ways people can change their thinking patterns so they can more fully achieve their goals. Using her well-known candor and sense of humor, Debbie offers participants an entertaining and thought-provoking look at how educators can purposefully maintain their sanity in a crazy world as well as fuel their minds for success.

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

The world has just been given a look at life in the 21st century, and it’s a little scary.  Learners will be required to be more self-reliant and more self-motivated than at perhaps any other time. Dr. Debbie Silver explores what teachers and parents must do to ensure that students become the independent, resilient learners they need to be. Based on her book, Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed, Dr. Debbie Silver offers surprising breakthrough research to both inform and challenge audiences. Participants gain a better understanding of internal motivation along with a myriad of ideas for helping students to become successful lifelong learners no matter what the circumstances. This presentation is particularly helpful for those who work with gifted and/or struggling students.

Practicing Safe Stress

Are all the changes going on in education driving you crazy? Do you feel that you have been stretched as thin as you’re going to stretch? With her trademark humor, Dr. Debbie Silver presents simple but effective techniques on how to deal with burn-out and approach each workday with more energy and enthusiasm. Through hilarious examples and heartfelt stories, she relates to audience members as she provides insights that are well researched and grounded in practicality. Learn to laugh, love, and live a more satisfying life.

Square Pegs/Round Holes – Why We Need to Pay Attention to Learning Differences

Differentiating learning involves more than ascertaining levels of mastery. Teachers need to understand who their learners are. Extrovert or introvert? Concrete or Abstract? Sequential or Random? Visual or Tactile? What’s a teacher to do? Dr. Debbie Silver offers tools and strategies for identifying how individual students learn best and how to maximize their classroom experience. She provides simple, direct methods for addressing learning differences and giving every student a reasonable chance at success.

Teaching Kids to THRIVE: Building the Other Essential Skills for Success

For students to thrive in their frenzied, high-speed, hyper-connected environments, it is imperative for them to learn important competencies that go beyond academic standards. Based on her newest book, Teaching Kids to Thrive: Building the Other Essential Skills for Success (co-written with Dedra Stafford), Dr Debbie Silver explore topics such as mindfulness, resilience, perseverance, empathy, and gratitude. In this thought-provoking presentation, Debbie discusses how educators can help students develop their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills for success both now and in the future. Debbie combines meaningful points about the importance of Thrive skills with tips on how to seamlessly integrate SEL skills into current curriculum.


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