"Absolutely the best speaker I've heard in my 32 years working..."
Engaging ~ Interactive ~ Inspiring
For audiences of 19 to 1900 or even more, for ages eleven to eleventy, Joel will customize a presentation for your group that's sure to be a hit.
Teachers / Educators
Joel provides dynamic, thought-provoking presentations for educators' conferences and events, as well as in-school professional development programs for smaller staff teams. He can work with you to ensure YOUR main goals and messages are being delivered.
Conference Keynote Presentations
Humble, yet provocative and hard-hitting, Joel stands up for education at its best. Joel can customize presentations for your themes, but he typically starts with one of his three fantastic keynote speeches for educators:
Take the Risk - An exploration of leadership, an examination of success, and ultimately, a dissection of what holds us back.
The Rise of Entitlementality (and how to Teach Against It) - As more students (and parents) believe that special treatment and success should be guaranteed, we must go back to the basics - character, resilience, and hard work.
Brainsprouting: Creativity Like Never Before - Teaching Creativity, Avoiding Burnout, and Reaching Every Student.
All of Joel's presentations are full of activities (yes - mousetraps included), stories, laughter, and innovative, "use it immediately" ideas. Educators will come away re-inspired by what brought them into the profession: the opportunity to impact the lives of students and change the world.
In-School Professional Development
Many schools seek Joel's expertise as a teambuilder and facilitator to bring out certain elements of their team's performance dynamics.
Trust / Team Dynamics
Creative Problem Solving
Whether you're looking to address deep-rooted issues, or just to share some light-hearted fun, Joel will customize a program to suit your desired level of activity & depth to help reignite the staff members and unify the team. And you may just get a chance to play with mousetraps!
Play with Mousetraps. Seriously.
Joel's mom did it - it's safe. People respond well to demonstrations that catch them off guard. Joel has had thousands of people put their hands on mousetraps, proving to themselves and their peers that they have the ability to think critically, overcome fears, and take risks. It's not the action - it's what it symbolizes.