- Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset
- Re-imagining Education
- Overcoming Negativity & Creating Success
- Mindsets that impact on our ability to learn, grow, & achieve your goals.
- Bringing Creativity & Innovation back to the Classroom
- The Importance of Positive Affirmations: Introducing the Genius Hour
- Why do teachers make a difference?
Kim Strobel provides top-tier educational programs, who helps educators rediscover their meaning, purpose, and passion. Fast paced, engaging who empowers teachers, parents – who then inspire students.
She has partnered with teachers and students at all levels to implement innovative and inspirational practices, increase academic achievement, and create positive school-wide climates.
She is deeply passionate about empowering others to live bigger, bolder, braver lives.
With her contagious high-energy style, Kim empowers and emboldens her audiences.
Motivational, inspirational, and always approachable, Kim’s “real talk” attitude is a refreshing approach that allows her to authentically connect with audiences everywhere.
Why our outdated educational system needs to change.
Schools are struggling. administrators are frustrated. teachers are overworked. students are paying the price. and many are looking for a way to reform—and transform—a troubled educational system.
But before any sort of reform can happen, she says that everyone involved needs to ask themselves a very important question: Do we need to re-imagine 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 And that’s why our outdated educational system needs to change.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!
We need to take advantage of the technological resources we have at our disposal.
We need to understand the unique challenges of the 21st century learner.
We need to offer a personalized approach to educating young people.
We have an unprecedented opportunity to re-imagine education in a BIG way. One that supports our students’ abilities, yet pushes them to accept new challenges. One that recognizes the sacrifices teachers make, yet encourages them to embrace new perspectives, professional development, and techniques. One that understands administrative limits, yet pushes for the reform and resources our schools need and deserve.
She wants to renew HOPE and let everyone who is involved in education know they DO have the power to change the system. And she is heartened to know that so many teachers, administrators, and others are willing to join her on this mission to re-imagine what our students are capable of doing.
The system has placed an out sized value on IQ, on the ability of students to perform and learn in only a few outdated ways, on the almighty test score.
These are outdated practices, and thankfully, schools are moving in the right direction.
This program will inspire teachers, parents, and policymakers to rethink the real nature and purpose of education—to get back to the business of learning.
- The changing landscape of the 21st Century learner
- 6 elements needed in today’s world of learners
- Getting back to the heart of teaching
- Understanding how the brain works
- The powerful socioeconomic forces that shape the world—and education
- How to transform a troubled education system
- How to engage ALL students and develop their love of learning
- Enabling students to face the real challenges of the 21st Century
Overcoming Negativity & Creating Success
Frequently, she hears from teachers about negativity in the workplace. It often comes in the form of fellow teachers who are so caught up in the politics of education and the “busy-ness” of the school year, that they’ve lost the joy that led them to choose a career in teaching. They have a negative attitude—and it’s starting to affect everyone around them.
A 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.
When employees work with a positive mindset, their performance undergoes a positive transformation, as well, improving productivity, creativity, and engagement. “People who cultivate a positive mindset perform better in the face of challenge.”
All of us in the education field have a choice to make. We can focus on everything that’s broken about the system—or we can choose HOPE.
We can refocus our energies and find ways back to doing what we know in our hearts is truly RIGHT for our students—beyond the standardized tests and professional politics.
We can show up for our students in the ways they need us to—with a positive mindset and a joyful heart.
- How to be the positive outlier
- Negative Nellies and Positive Pollies
- The Power of Positive Energy
- How to change the lens through which we view challenges
- Two characteristics students are looking for in a teacher
- Fostering relationships with students and with co-workers
Continuing Education Credit/PGP
Participants may receive credit for professional development: Certificate of Completion.
Professional Development Offerings
Increasing Reading Scores
Standards-Based Grading & Assessing
Depth of Knowledge
Text Dependent Questioning