Strobel Education keynotes
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Strobel Education offers a variety of specialized keynotes in live and virtual formats. Explore the topics below and contact Kim for more information.
Dr. Tracy Lorey, Superintendent, Greater Jasper Schools
Kim’s depth of knowledge regarding best practices has aided our teachers in working through this transition. Her ability to facilitate organization and collaboration among participants fully engages teachers in developing and ‘owning’ their own work.
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8 Energetic, Inspiring, and Result-Driven Keynotes
Delivered In-Person or Virtual
The Science of Happiness
Working Happier, Not Harder
In this thought provoking and compelling keynote, Kim unpacks the positive psychology science and research that pivots the crowd towards optimism. She asks, “Would you press a button to increase your productivity levels by 31% while also having 300% more creativity on a Monday morning? When people respond, “Yes!”, she explains how to achieve this.
Social and Emotional Well Being
Working Happier, Not Harder
Emotions are at the heart of what teachers do and why they do it. Educators come to teaching with dreams of changing the odds for disadvantaged children, inspiring a love for learning, or developing critical thinkers. Unfortunately, research shows that 40-50 percent of teachers will leave the classroom within their first five years. Stress among teachers has reached unprecedented levels, and according to the latest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher (PDF), over half of teachers reported "great stress at least several days a week." Teaching is an emotional practice, and teachers need support in strengthening their social and emotional skills to manage the stress that comes with teaching and stay in the profession for the long term.
The Five Secrets Successful People Know
Did you know you have the ability to increase your happiness levels by up to 40%? And that when you do, performance in every area of your live peaks? In this highly motivational talk, Kim will teach the five top happiness habits that begin to transform every single area of your work life and your personal life. And all of these are applicable at the classroom levels as well (and much needed!)
A Mission To Make The System Work For All
Everyone is looking for a way to reform—and transform—a troubled education system. But before any sort of reform can happen, I think everyone involved needs to ask themselves a very important question: Do we need to reimagine what education can really be?
As educators, we are preparing young people for the future. And that’s why our outdated educational system needs to change. The future belongs to artists, inventors, storytellers—creative thinkers!
The Power of Positive Schools
Overcoming Negativity & Creating Success
A 2013 Gallop poll found that only 13% of the workforce is happy in their jobs, which results in a cost of $500 billion annually, in the US alone. When the workforce in question is comprised of teachers, the loss may be felt more than just monetarily. Lessons suffer, learning suffers, students suffer.
But happiness researcher Shawn Achor has found that when employees work with a positive mindset, their performance undergoes a positive transformation, as well, improving productivity, creativity, and engagement. Further, Achor says, “People who cultivate a positive mindset perform better in the face of challenge.” Which means, even if you work with a bunch of Negative Nellies, you can still be a Positive Polly!
Remembering Your Why
Meaning, Purpose and Passion in Education
During this keynote, I share the story of a very special student who had a profound impact on my life. Teachers are moved to tears when they hear about this student who faced challenges not just in the classroom, but also at home. I share this story because it drives home how truly important it is for teachers to remember and embrace their “why”—because this student taught me a lot about my own reasons for teaching.
Preparing Students for Future Careers
Genius Hour empowers students to wonder, to explore, and to create; it is our job as educators to encourage critical thinking and inspire creativity—skills that are needed for the 21st century learner. It is no longer about compliantly sticking to a scheduled curriculum of memorization and recall. Learners come alive in Genius Hour, motivation levels skyrocket, and students are completely engaged. The future belongs to creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers, artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, innovators, and big picture thinkers—and Genius Hour is where it can all begin.
Increasing Achievement & Boosting Motivation
Research shows that a growth mindset can foster grit, determination, and work ethic within students, athletes, and people of all ages. Carol Dweck’s extensive research of the topic also shows that people with a growth mindset learn, grow, and achieve more than people that have fixed mindsets. Keynote speaker Kim Strobel works to help educators learn how to develop a growth mindset.
C. Dallinger, Elementary Teacher
I love that Kim gives ideas and then shows practical examples. These are things I can use in the classroom immediately. I also loved leaving with a solid plan that included next steps.
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