Teachers have higher levels of stress than soldiers. Student engagement begins in the heart as the gateway to the mind. Faith is the foundation of our practice as we move from Frustration to a Flourishing classroom. Rex Miller and Kevin Baird draw from their new book, WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive, sharing inspirational stories from schools facing overwhelming odds, and overcoming barriers to lead teachers and learners to find their passons and flourish.
Rex Miller Author, Humanizing the Education Machine Rex Miller is the lead author for Humanizing the Education Machine, which tells the story of what great 21st-century learning looks like and how to bring that dynamic into schools. His company, MindShift, has tackled numerous large and complex problems, including the waste and adversarial culture of the construction industry and the chronic problem of workplace disengagement. His two books from these projects have both won international awards for innovation and excellence. His current project examines ways to create a healthy workplace in schools.
Dr. Kevin Baird Chairman & National Supervising Faculty, The non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness Kevin E. Baird is a prolific speaker, consultant and innovator. He is a noted leader in global College & Career Readiness and an expert in accelerated human development. Mr. Baird has contributed to the development of the most widely used reading and language acceleration programs; designed K12 artificial intelligence / predictive systems; and is the author of the National Implementation Pathway for College & Career Readiness. Kevin is also the author of the Constancy and Consistency Fluency Theory, drawing on his experiences with the National Science Foundation funded Survey of Enacted Curriculum and his work with the Council of Chief State School Officers. Kevin Baird holds an MBA in Global Management, and Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Anthropology.