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Jim Grant
December 23, 2015 : Renowned National Educator to Speak at OUL January 13
Jim Grant, an internationally renowned educator, author and keynote speaker, will speak to education majors and area educators at Ohio University Lancaster on Wednesday, January 13, at 11:00 a.m. He is regarded by fellow educators as one of America's most passionate advocates for children. A teaching principal for almost twenty years, he founded Staff Development for Educators (SDE, Inc.), with the goal of creating classrooms where all students can succeed. He is currently the Executive Director of SDE.
 
Grant has authored or co-authored over two dozen books for educators and parents, and is one of the country's most sought-after speakers on education. He speaks regularly at conferences and conventions, including the national and state associations of elementary school principals, State Reading Associations, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
Grant's views on education have been quoted in a wide variety of publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Digest, US News and World Report, The American School Board Journal and USA Today. Jim is a frequent radio and television talk show guest, having appeared on America's Talking on CNBC, The Phil Donahue Show and The Today Show.
 
His presentation topic will outline what extraordinary teachers must know and be able to do in their classrooms. He will discuss essential character skills that new teachers must acquire to achieve success. Additionally, he will outline strategies that three generations of teachers working together in the same school can adopt for success.
 
Grant’s presentation kicks off the spring semester Ohio University Lancaster Lunch & Learn Series for education majors and is open to all Ohio University Lancaster students and the public. High school students who aspire to become teachers are encouraged to attend.
 
Grant’s presentation kicks off the spring semester Ohio University Lancaster Lunch & Learn Series for the professional development of education majors and is open to all Ohio University Lancaster students and the public. High school students who aspire to become teachers are encouraged to attend. The Lancaster campus offers three programs to prepare future teachers including an associate degree in Child Development, and bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and Middle Childhood Education. Collectively, education majors comprise the largest group of students at Ohio University Lancaster.