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Professor Joe Martin

Recognized nationally as “America’s #1 Educator Motivator,” Joe is an educator your teachers will never forget! Born and reared in one of the toughest inner-city ghettos in Miami, Florida, Joe watched six of his friends die to violence, drugs, and crime, before he reached the age of 16. He eventually went on to graduate at the top of his class (at age 20), was voted “Student of Year” at his university (among 9,500 students), and became the youngest professor ever hired to a tenured earning position in the state of Florida (at age 24).

Ever since he became an educator, Joe has been on a personal mission to make sure good teachers don’t quit and talented students don’t drop out. In his twelve years as an educator and seven years as an author, speaker, and consultant, Joe has personally trained, addressed, and coached more than 110,000 educators across the country and taught more than 450,000 students (including elementary, middle, high school, Title I, gifted, and alternative ed students). He’s also been voted “National Speaker of the Year” by the Association for Programming Campus Activities (APCA); nominated twice for the Distinguished Teacher’s Award at his university (the youngest ever nominated); and selected Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Joe is also the creator of the groundbreaking “New Teacher Retention Profile™” — a systematic tool designed to improve teacher retention through early intervention, and he’s the Chairman of the annual Florida New Teachers Conference.

Joe’s the author of several books and is the host of the highly successful, weekly radio talk show, “Good Teachers.”He's also the president and founder of one of the largest student success web sites in the country and another award-winning web site that focuses on improving teacher retention.


Topics Include:

Give and Grow Rich

Success Strategies for Teacher Leaders

When you're teaching at your school, do you sometimes feel:

…stressed out?
…not appreciated?
…under budgeted?

Are you also expected to:

…do more with less?
…cover for others?
…be all things to all people?

And still walk around with a positive attitude?

Well, congratulations! You're just like 88% of the "normal" Americans working in education. But even if you are "normal," why should you settle for less when you can have more?

Wouldn't it be nice if you could:

…give yourself praise (or a raise) anytime you wanted one?

…make every Monday feel like a Friday?

…re-discover the passion and purpose in your position?

…ignore other people's negative attitudes, opinions, and criticisms?

Well the truth of the matter is…YOU CAN, and Give & Grow Rich: Success Strategies for Teacher Leaders is your first step.

The secret to success student service does have a formula: the more you give, the more you get.

Even in today's fast-paced world, it's a fact that if you help enough people (students and colleagues) get what they want, you'll have a better chance of getting what you want. But how do you do it? Professor Joe shows you three, proven service strategies to help you become your own miracle worker (regardless of your school or your district).

In this program, Professor Joe will show you how to:

  • Challenge yourself to serve your students better

  • Unlock the secret of staying self-motivated even during the rough times

  • Lead others by example, instead of excuses

  • Accept responsibility for your own personal and professional growth

  • Overcome obstacles by identifying your professional "blind spots."

This is more than just an inspiring program, Give & Grow Rich is a life plan for success. So, you can decide to give and grow rich today or you can wait and grow poor tomorrow.

Motivate to Educate!

Street-smart Strategies for Motivating Unmotivated Students

How many times have you heard the phrase, "I give up, Johnny just won't learn!"

So, what came first, education or motivation? Well, studies show that you can't teach a child anything unless you can first get the child to listen. That's where motivation comes into play.

The #1 question on most teachers' (and parents) mind is, "How do I motivate my child(ren)?" Ironically, the answer isn't as difficult as you may think.

There's only one type of motivation, and that's "self motivation." You've probably heard the saying, "You can lead a horse to water…" Yes, and the same holds true for students; "You can lead a student to school, but you can't make him think."

The key to motivating your students is to first find out what motivates them, and then use that lethal weapon against them (in a positive way).

In his trademark, unique style, "America's #1 Educator Motivator," Professor Joe, will show you groundbreaking strategies on how to:

  • Get students excited about learning and coming to class.

  • Unlock the #1 key to motivating any student, regardless of his or her aptitude.

  • Get students to accept responsibility for their own future (and success).

  • Get students to take action without "lecturing" them.

  • Get students to respect you and revere you as of their "favorite" teacher.

Get a Grip!

Gaining Control of Your Career, Your Classroom, and Your Life

Are you tired of feeling lazy?

… tired of feeling frustrated?
… tired of your certain people pushing your "hot" buttons?
… tired of politicians and parents' unrealistic expectations?
… tired of being micro-managed by your principal?
… tired of people getting on your nerves … period?

Well, you need to GET A GRIP!

This powerful program will help you re-gain your sanity when you feel like going "postal."

Let's face it, teaching's tough, but YOU CAN be tougher.

Let the "America's #1 Motivator", Prof. Joe, show you in this hilarious, but very effective, presentation how to:

  • Take control of your mental and emotional attitude

  • Control the two greatest motivating forces in your life

  • Not let other people (even parents) get the best of you

  • Accept responsibility for your own actions and attitude

  • Get off the emotional roller coaster of anger, hopelessness, and frustration

Get a Grip is for you if…

You have a short fuse or
You have to work closely with others or
You need motivation and inspiration (most of the time) or
You usually say or do the wrong things at the wrong time.

So don't get mad, don't get even…Get a Grip! Because it's better to get better than to get bitter!

It's Good to be Ugly!

Success Secrets of the Motivationally-Supercharged

• Are you constantly falling short of your professional potential?
• Are you doing just enough to get by (i.e., going through the motions)?
• Has “good” become “good enough”?
• Are you a habitual “people pleaser”?
• Do you often feel “out of it” and lethargic on the job?

If so, you may be suffering from a popular affliction called “cute-ness disease.” “Cute-ness disease” usually includes any of the following symptoms (as they relate to work, home, or relationships):

• Desire to give up
• Burnout
• Poor attitude
• Laziness and apathy
• Anxiety and worry

Professor Joe Martin has discovered what he calls “the greatest secret” of the motivationally supercharged…they’re too UGLY to be cute!

In his passionate and hilarious style, Professor Martin discusses the five ways the motivationally supercharged are different from the motivationally challenged.

In what audiences describe as “an unforgettable program,” Professor Joe will show your staff how to:

• Deal effectively with rejection and disappointment
• Become more persistent in the face of adversity
• Deeper your level of commitment to your professional goals and objectives
• Become more productive by tapping into more of your “hidden” potential
• Live with more courage and boldness (on the job)

So, take a look in the mirror? The choice is quite simple:

You can choose to “be cute” and content with your current level of success…

Can't we just all get along?

When it comes to your school and your staff, what's stopping your "team" from "working" together as a team?

  • Are some of your team member's egos the size of Mount Rushmore?

  • Are on-the-job personality conflicts starting to bring back childhood memories?

  • Are some people spreading gossip like their getting paid for it?

  • Are past pains and problems keeping your school from focusing on the future? OR

  • Is apathy spreading like contagious disease?

Well, even if you think it's all of the above (or even more), the good news is that there's still hope?

Our program "Two Hours to a Team" will help your school erase these excuses from its daily vocabulary.

In his usual, highly-energized, motivating, fun and entertaining way, Professor Joe Martin, "The Educator Motivator," will help to heal some of the past hurts of your school's team and its members. Through strategically designed, interactive exercises, "Two Hours to a Team" will help your staff to "understand each other" better and focus on the big picture and purpose of their jobs.

These powerful exercises (from the simple to the more complex) will help your team achieve the following:

  • become more empathetic to the needs of others

  • step out of their individual comfort zones and become active participants

  • become more united and committed to each other and the school's goals

  • focus on responsibility and accountability to each other

  • learn proven methods and strategies they can put into practice upon returning to work

This is a wonderful program to use to kick off or end any school year!

So don't take a chance by only hoping (or praying) your school's staff will "just learn to get along." Insure their success by setting aside two hours (even less) to set the stage for a successful school year! Your students will thank you.

To request information on Professor Joe Martin, e-mail jmartin@educationspeakersgroup.com

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