Keynote: Bringing Joy Back Into Education

Affectionately known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell (www.DannyBrassell.com) is an internationally-acclaimed speaker and best-selling author of 15 books, including Read, Lead & Succeed and The Reading Makeover, based on his popular TEDx talk. He is the co-founder of the world’s top reading engagement system for struggling and reluctant readers, www.ReadBetterin67Steps.com.

Teachers are kid-people. They do not teach for the pay or daily accolades from society; they teach because they care about kids. The standardized testing craze has terrified students and led many great teachers to quit. Come join Danny as he reminds teachers of their importance in the every day development of children. He’ll remind you how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order to bring the joy back into your classroom.

Dare to Differentiate: 50 Terrific Teacher Tricks
Reinvigorate your passion for teaching! Join Danny in this eye-opening session to learn 50 terrific tricks successful teachers have used to stimulate students interest in learning. You’ll learn how to incorporate standards without sacrificing fun. And, leave with new songs, games and activities you can immediately put to use in your classroom.

Comprehension That Works!
Comprehension is what reading is all about! Learn how to foster students' comprehension by showing them how to: focus on relevant information, interpret it and integrate it with what they already know. You’ll learn how to create an instructional environment that promotes risk taking and involves students in a variety of real reading situations  and meets standards. Your students will learn to focus on meaning as thoughtful readers.

75 Reading Strategies in 75 Minutes
Discover 75 ways to get your students to read! Danny demonstrates fun activities you can use throughout the day to motivate and inspire your students to become more proficient readers. You’ll learn how to transform your classroom into a literacy center. And, discover the secrets to helping all students develop a lifelong passion for reading.