Keynotes and Presentations

His presentations can be tailored to your event. Here is a sample of keynote presentations that Dwight has done in the past.

Be G.R.E.A.T! Five Principles to Improve School Culture From the Inside Out

Why settle for good when you can be G.R.E.A.T? In today’s high-demand, high-stress education culture, it’s easy to get bogged down by initiatives, mandates, and other constraints. Our role as educators has become more complex than ever, just as our society has become more complex. Still, there are two things we can control: our attitude and actions. Culture defines who you are as an organization, and each person is responsible for creating the culture that leads to positive outcomes. Instead of waiting for the culture to change, hoping it will change, or wishing it will change, each person has the power to make the change. Learn about five fundamental principles that will challenge individuals to model the behaviors that create a positive school culture. (Be G.R.E.A.T! Grateful, Relational, Enthusiastic, Authentic, and Teachable).

Leading Schools During Disruptive Times: Five Steps to Survive Hyper-Change

Today’s school leaders face unprecedented disruption from social media to evolving safety issues to constant school reform. How can educators prepare students for a globalized world when many institutions are not ready for the constantly changing 21st century? By learning to identify the disruption and apply the CAT Framework: Cope with the disruption, adjust practices, and transform the school culture by examining procedures, policies, and attitudes.

Seven Tips to Manage Transformation

Disruptions in learning are inevitable, and there are no signs of slowing down. As we learn to cope with, adjust to, and transform through disruptions, we will learn to thrive amid change and pivot to meet the needs of those we serve.
Connect- let others know you care. Take care of the people you serve.
Communicate with clarity and listen.
Audit your own and your people’s readiness to transition.
Educate yourself and your leaders about how the change will impact stakeholders.
Help individuals understand how they can positively contribute to the change.
Model mental and physical wellness.
Monitor and celebrate.

5 Steps to Better Classroom and School Design

Today’s learners want and need redesigned learning environments that meet their needs, increase creativity and support global skill development. Whether you have a small budget or a big budget, better classroom, and school design increase learner engagement.
Tips for Teaching Generations Z and Alpha
Students’ needs are different from any other generation due to the accessibility of technology and information. They think and work differently but are forced into a factory education model. Let’s shift our thinking to understand their needs better, identify the skills they need to be successful, and the learning space to thrive.

Leading Change With Less: 5 Steps to Continue Innovative Practices

Building your role as a school leader is challenging, but when faced with a reduced staff and budget, how do you facilitate the necessary changes to meet mandates and expectations? In this session, you will learn five leadership strategies for helping your staff through mandated change and a loss of human capital while, at the same time, maintaining a focus on student progress and achievement.


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Twitter: @Dwight_Carter
Blog: Mr. Carter’s Office