Dr. Brad Johnson
is an international speaker in the field of education. He is author of the upcoming International release, What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and in Life, as well as
Scared Skinny No More: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias & Weight Loss and The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching. Dr. Johnson has over 20 years’
experience at the K-12 and collegiate level.
Dr. Johnson is a leading expert in mentoring and leadership. He has written or contributed to numerous articles as an educational expert for media outlets including
Education World, Education Digest, HuffPost, and Teacher Gazette. He continues to teach graduate level courses in leadership as he helps develop the next generation of transformational leaders.
Dr. Johnson is a former athlete and competitive bodybuilder. He has also coached athletes at the high school and collegiate level. He recently spent time
in Malaysia developing a fitness diploma with their Ministry of Education. He is currently developing a new curriculum for elementary education which focuses on functional fitness to help curb the rise in childhood
Speaking Topics Include:
- "Transforming Leadership"
A school is influenced more by its culture than its policies and rules. However, leadership defines a schools culture. Effective leadership creates a positive school environment. However, most “leaders” work within an administrator framework rather than as a leader. This is due in part to a lack of awareness by most people of the leadership strengths they possess. Rather than developing these strengths, we have been conditioned to focus on improving our weaknesses. This creates a transactional leadership environment of rewards versus punishment, which is the most commonly used type of leadership, yet is the least effective. However, people are exponentially more successful when they focus on developing their strengths. This workshop focuses on personal leadership strengths as well as the foundation of ethical leadership.
- "What Schools Don't Teach"
With the emphasis on standardized testing and the common core curriculum, education has created a culture whereby children are only prepared to be students; they are not seen as individuals. There are three factors that contribute to students' scores on standardized achievement tests: (1) what's taught in school, (2) a student's native intellectual ability, and (3) a student's out-of-school learning.
While the common core continues to focus on only one aspect of improving student performance, What Schools Don't Teach takes into account other important traits needed for success in the real world. Characteristics and skills like creativity, perseverance, leadership, integrity, and even communication aren’t easily tested, yet are vital for success in the real world and are actually important to the overall success of students even in standardized testing.
- "New Teacher Induction"
You are competent in pedagogy and have been the “keys to the kingdom”. So now what? Where do I begin? How do you survive pre-planning, the first day of school, first week of school, parents, students, wait…I think you get the point. You will not only survive the school year, but thrive as the star of your stage. Your students will also become successful stars in this setting.
- "The Edutainer"
The Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century requires a paradigm shift in teaching and learning. This workshop makes the learning process relevant and applicable to the "real world" of the 21st Century. The Edutainer bridges the gap between traditional school and the real world. We compete for our students’ attention in this media saturated culture. If learning is not relevant, applicable, and engaging then students will tune the teacher out. Edutainment offers strategies for the teacher to connect formal education to the real world.
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