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Jim Grant
November 19, 2013 : Renowned National Educator to Speak at OUL November 21
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager

An internationally renowned educator, author and keynote speaker will talk to education majors and area educators at OUL on Thursday, November 21. Jim Grant 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 that enhance success for all students. He is currently the Executive Director of SDE.


Grant has authored or co-authored more than 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 address strategies that extraordinary teachers employ in the classroom. He will also discuss essential character skills that new teachers must acquire to achieve success. He will outline strategies that three generations of teachers working together in the same school can adopt for success.


Grant's presentation is free to OUL students and the public. He will make his presentation at 10 a.m. in the Wagner Theatre. High school students who aspire to become teachers are also encouraged to attend.