Dr. Stephen Peters has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of secondary education, and superintendent during his 38 + year career. Most of his experiences have been in schools that made significant growth in short periods of time, resulting in both National and State Blue-Ribbon distinction. In 2015, Dr. Peters was the featured subject of an education documentary filmed in the U.S.A. by the BBC titled, “American High School, A School in the South.” The documentary won “Best Education Documentary in Europe in 2016 and was purchased and rebroadcasted by National Geographic in 2017.
As superintendent, Peters led his school district to be named a National School District of Distinction in 2020. An avid sports fan and former athlete, Stephen was inducted into the Colleton County Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Dr. Peters is the founder of the Nationally recognized Gentlemen’s & Ladies Club programs, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Past President of the International Literacy Association (ILA).
Stephen is also a best-selling author of several books: Do You Know Enough About Me to Teach Me, Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners, Choosing to Believe; Creating a Framework for School Success, Inspired to Learn: Why We Must Give Children Hope, Co-author of, One, A Process for Building Schools of Excellence for Every One and Everyone, and soon to be released, he is the co-author of “Leadership Transformation from A to Z: What Great Leaders Do.
Presently, Dr. Peters is President/CEO of The Peters Group(thepetersgroup.global), a National and International Education Consulting Agency and Consultant, with Initiative One Leadership Institute (www. Initiativeone.com). Stephen delivers keynote addresses, provides professional development workshops for leaders, teachers, staff, students, and parents, and serves as an executive coach to superintendents and principals throughout the U.S.
DO YOU KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT ME TO TEACH ME?
The participant will come away with a better understanding of why we are dealing with the type of student we’re dealing with as well as, specific strategies to engage ALL learners. Participants will learn how effective relationship building with children is fundamental for student and school success. Understanding the reason we teach, with special emphasis on the student is the central theme of this presentation. Mr. Peters will offer the participant a refreshing look into the eyes of the students-ALL students.
Peters will use his best-selling book “Do You Know Enough About Me To Teach Me” as a resource for this workshop.
SHOW LESSCREATING A FRAMEWORK FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS
Stephen Peters offers the participant a refreshing look into the positive side of public education. Peters states, “We hear much about low test scores, high drop-out rates, expulsions, low teacher and student moral, and public distrust of the quality of education being delivered to children, but there is another story to be told.”
The training will emphasize the following important concepts:
• Schools that operate at a high level of success are creating meaningful transformations because of a dedicated and committed group of individuals who understand synergy, today’s youth and themselves.
• Belief systems can act like filters in the brain, influencing the way we see the world. Successful schools understand that their beliefs have the potential to drive their actions as they interact with students and each other.
• Successful schools establish a culture based on relationships, aligning belief systems and reciprocal respect.
• Successful schools empower collaborative teams and engage their staff in purpose driven data analysis.
Peters will use the book “Choosing to Believe: Creating a Framework for School Success” as a resource for this workshop. The book is an Award Winning USA Best Book 2010 and a Finalist in the 2010 International Book Awards for the Pre-K12 Education Category.
TEACHING TO CAPTURE AND INSPIRE ALL LEARNERS
This training provides strategies and approaches that will affirm and validate teaching effectiveness in the classroom. Mr. Peters will provide a framework for reshaping school culture, affording...
CAPTURE, INSPIRE, TEACH: UNDERSTANDING YOUR STUDENTS’ NEEDS
School districts are now faced with the monumental task of providing resources for school leaders and teachers to engage a generation of learners they don’t understand. This training provides strategies and approaches that will affirm and validate teaching effectiveness in the classroom. Mr. Peters will provide a framework for reshaping school culture, affording teachers and students an opportunity to become part of the solution collaboratively, instead of remaining part of the problem separately. The Capture, Inspire, Teach model is a three step process being used by thousands of teachers in the U.S. as an effective delivery system for active student engagement.
Peters will use his best-selling book “Do You Know Enough About Me To Teach Me” as a resource for this keynote.
The face of public education has changed and is imprinted with demands that schools and school systems are not meeting. Emerging at the head of the pact is a new generation of students that administrators and teachers are having a difficult time understanding and inspiring. Peters believes these are critical times we face and provides an inspiring, thought-provoking speech filled with practical strategies and solutions one can implement immediately upon return to their respective schools.
Considered one of the most sought after speakers in the U.S., Mr. Peters has over thirty-two years’ experience working with teams who have experienced tremendous growth in short periods of time. Leadership is the key to success in any system!
Session participants will come away feeling the power they have to leave no child out of one of the most important experiences in their lives.
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