“The most inspiring & entertaining presentation your teachers will ever hear!”
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the in-service keynote message to our staff. Many teachers have commented on how much they enjoyed your presentation and several told me that you were the best speaker they’ve ever had at an in-service. I think the staff enjoyed your presentation topic as well as your ability t include magic and comedic style. Our staff heard an important message while being entertained and you helped to start their year off on a high note.Thank you again for your message. It is important for teachers to be aware of their impact on children and to reminded that they do great things everyday in the classroom.”
Dr. Wesley W. Shipley, Program Director
Freeport Area School District, Freeport, PA
Attendees will see …
1) Exactly how HEROIC a teaching career is. A good chef can make a great lemonade … but only if they get the exact right lemons. The real heroes at schools make smarter, happier kids from every kid imaginable, from every background, with every strength, with every challenge, from every community and every family situation! Anybody can make great lemonade with the specifically recommended lemons, but teachers year after year make great lemonade from every kind of produce in the grocery store – proving that all kids have great potential.
2) See the big picture, but live in the moment. When an educator is burdened with a thousand and one tests, conferences and meetings, it’s easy to have their thoughts on what’s going on tomorrow. But by remembering to always focus on the student in front of them at the very moment the student is there both the teacher and student gain the true joy that learning gives.
3) Never forget the joys and never forget the fun. Before concluding with the presentation’s uplifting ending, I love to share some of the more hilarious moments I’ve encountered in twenty years of working with students. An emergency, standby change of underwear is recommended for this very funny portion of the presentation. Of course, these kind of stories happen to everyone in education. The point is to enjoy and share them.
4) Our educators are building the pillars of the future that will affect the world for generations to come. Five hundred years ago a man walks by three bricklayers. He asks each one the same question, “What are you doing?”
The first one replies, “I’m laying bricks.”
The second one replies, “I’m building a mighty wall.”
The third one replies, “I’m building a beautiful cathedral that my children, their children and their children after them will enjoy for generations to come.”
Our educators (and that includes everyone who works with our kids – teachers, counselors, staff, bus drivers — everyone) should have the viewpoint of the third bricklayer. They aren’t merely preventing kids from running in the hall or making sure they know 5 x 6 = 30. Our educators are building the pillars of the future that will affect the world for generations to come.
Your attendees will leave the presentation refreshed, inspired and more charged-up than ever to meet the challenges of their jobs.
Call Today to bring Chris Dixon’s Real Heroes Work In Schools program for your next Teacher In- Service Day. 1.800.732.7469 or use our contact page.