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Andre Daughty

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Experienced educational consultant and teacher inspiring administrators to make a difference in education.

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Speaker Andre Daughty has almost 2 decades of experience in education and 10 years of experience as a public speaker. His passion for education has led him to serve as an educational technology instructor, an educational consultant and a workshop presenter. Through his keynote presentations, Andre informs and inspires audiences in order to improve education.

Reasons to book Andre Daughty

  • Andre Daughty speaks from his own 20 year experience in education, how to successfully empower and motivate students for self-advancement in school as well as personal endeavors
  • Daughtys objective is to entertain, uplift and provide audience members with opportunities to reflect upon their practice in a empowering and motivating way.  This too helps with self-analyzation leading to growth.
  • Speaker Andre provides audience members the opportunity to grasp why our world needs change agents and how to successfully become one while actively staying inspired.

If you observe children, they will teach you how to teach them.” — Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

When teacher & keynote speaker Andre Daughty heard this line, his philosophy of education shifted – and he embarked on a journey to improve education. With great success, Andre observed the students in his own classroom, at the elementary and secondary level. This allowed him to differentiated curriculum and projects based on his students’ interests.

As a keynote speaker Andre Daughty shares his uplifting true stories from his almost 2 decades in education. Hear about his educational experiences, such as the time he taught 70 students in one room for the entire school year while also sharing best practices, developing and high-quality professional development through projects! Speaker Andre Daughty provides workshops and professional development seminars that involve high energy, practical ways to use today’s strategies, collaboration and fun stories to create a deep connection between the audience and the content of his talk.

Andre is passionate about inspiring tomorrow’s administrators through workshops, speaking engagements, seminars and embedded coaching experiences. He is highly sought after to speak and present in workshops nationwide to students, educators and organizations. His genuine and touching talks make audiences laugh, cry and nod their heads in recognition.

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Have you noticed the culture of your school, organization and/or company slipping? Is staff/faculty morale low? Are you an aspiring leader looking to avoid costly mistakes and consistently build the culture? Well, this interactive session explores pitfalls in leadership and provides practical solutions to help raise the culture and community of your school and/or organization.

No matter your experience level, this session will give you a fresh perspective and challenge you to think differently about your own leadership style and how to best serve your colleagues and community. Join the conversation for an interactive session on the three biggest mistakes leaders make when building the culture and how to avoid them.


From preschool to prison: Engaging today´s generation!

Observing the dramatic high to the dreadful lows of children’s enthusiasm on education from pre-school to high school, Key note speaker Daughty speaks on the roadblocks and obstacles that hinder children, especially those of color, from academic success but funnel them directly into the criminal justice system

This keynote explores the gap originated and how schools, districts and communities are combating the preschool to the prison pipeline. He shows, inspires and explores the possibility of surviving to thriving.

This general session provides awareness to help steer students away from the preschool to prison but rather preschool to prosperity by using practical strategies to engage students with research based protocols, culture builders, technology and of the therapy of it all, laughter!


PBL isn't just for gifted & talented students

Interested in Project based learning to enhance your units of authentically and engagement activity? PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for a fixed period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem or challenges

This keynote explores how PBL is engaging and transformative for all students in any grade level and how to apply it accordingly This session provides audience members an overview of the PBL method using the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) model.


OH! The places you can go (and the things you can do) on Youtube

Everyone knows YouTube as the video manual capital of the world. However, did you know there is so much more you can do?

Attendees at this session will explore different ways to use YouTube as well as discovering ways to save those YouTube clips that you have come to love.

This is an interactive “Play with Me” session where attendees participate and learn several new strategies while using their devices. Devices are encouraged for this session.


The classroom starts with culture

Could you use a few strategies to further engage your students within the classroom setting? This session provides practical ways to establish and maintain culture using energizers/brain breaks, anecdotes, examples and protocols.

This is not a sit and get session. Be prepared to have fun as we build culture and engage students!


Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

What happens if your story stays silent? Who is going to tell your story? Who will tell your students’ stories if their voices are silenced? There is power in your students’ stories. There is power in your story.

The keynote explores examples of transformational stories for schools and/or organizations culture. The general session provides opportunity to create and to start sharing your stories online.


The Power of one

With over seven billion people in the world constantly connected through the Internet, there are opportunities to inspire anyone across the world. It only takes one person’s voice to make a difference in a school, neighborhood, community, city and beyond.

This keynote explores examples of voices changing the trajectory of thousands of people’s lives and how those strategies continue to work around the world.

This keynote is geared towards students and adults.

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A Good Story | A Caring Barber

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Andre Daughty on students' experience with race | #PLtogether

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Interview with Andre Daughty

What got you interested in education?

I had my first minority male teacher in 6th grade. He noticed I learned best through music. Watching him inspire a group of inner city students and giving us the opportunities to create “beats” helped develop talents I didn’t know I had. I wanted to replicate that for many other minority boys who learned differently. Yes, movie stars, entertainers and popular sports players influence students. I wanted to show students that teachers can be just as cool and meaningful too, so I decided to teach elementary.

Who or what inspires you most?

Educators inspire me the most. Some of the best teachers and administrators in the world are right in my community. You’d never know it though because they do the work in the background, hardly ever getting the credit they rightly deserve… and truth be told, many could care less about the credit anyways.

I see educators at schools two hours early everyday only to leave two (to three) hours after school is over at night. Working throughout the summer trying to perfect and differentiate lessons. When I ask, “How do you keep your momentum and energy each year?” The answers are, “Do you see our students? They are the reasons. We must fight for them daily! If not us, then whom?”

What are your hopes for the American school system?

I hope our school systems realize today’s students learn differently than previous generations. If we (educators) are teaching in the same style of our heroes from 10 years ago, we’re doing a disservice to today’s generation. We’ve got to be creative in our teaching, understand that we’re not the only source to answer their questions, and realize they learn differently. In other others, we’ve got to “Bust a Move” and rethink how a classroom, school and district should look, feel and sound!

Do you have a favorite experience from your career?

Yes, my last years inside of the classroom were amazing. I had over 70 students in one 4th grade room. This story gets told many times at conferences and events! What do you do when you have seventy 4th grade students and you’re the only teacher? You roll up your sleeves o your shirt, grit your teeth, tie your shoes tighter and teach! That was the most challenging but most rewarding time of teaching. With hard work, new ideas/strategies and out-of-the-box teaching, that 4th grade class helped our school get off the “bad school” list and won the “most improved school” in the state!

Could you name three tips for individuals struggling with engaging their students?

  • Use Everything! If your students love music, you use it! If it’s art, use it! If it’s social media, use it! I would have the students watch kid movies or read picture books and analyze the deeper meanings/metaphors from it.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. That doesn’t make you a weaker teacher, it makes you honest. Every teacher has been there. Some or us are still there. There are educators worldwide willing to help you, but if you never ask for it, we’ll never know.
  • Observe! “If you observe students, they will teach you how to teach them.” Watch how they learn. Analyze what they like to do then make genuine connections of their world to the lesson/objectives. The main thing is to be authentic. Everyone can tell when you are going through the motions pretending to care about their world. Authenticity matters to students. Observe them. They’ll lead you in the right path.

You are not only an educational consultant but also an educational technology instructor. Which new educational technologies do you think are the most promising?

I could list the latest/greatest finds in educational technology but what I am finding is that it’s not about the technology but the person/teacher who is using the technology to get the most out of their students. The technology is an additional key unlocking more doors to their future, but the teacher is the master key!

How much does humor factor in your keynotes and other speaking engagements?

I’ve always been an animated educator with high energy and laughs. My classroom was set up that way. Students would come inside the classroom having a bad day and after a few laughs, their days were brighter and better. That translated well outside of the classroom. The audience wants to learn strategies as well as be entertained and humor has fit in well in those spaces. The keynotes keep a nice balance by providing information with raw realities of today’s students and share funny stories and experiences along the way.

How did you get interested in the topics that you cover as a speaker?

The topics came from making connections academically and professionally with my life’s experiences and the stories told from others. Those adversities inside the classroom provided opportunities for me to think differently about education. Using everything and sharing stories have helped encourage and inspire others to engage students.

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