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Education Speakers

 

Lavin takes great pride in our roster of education speakers. They deliver smart, counterintuitive, and practical solutions to our flawed education system—solutions that help administrators, teachers, and, most of all, our students.

 
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Salman Khan

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Khan Academy

Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a nonprofit la...

Angela Duckworth

Author of Grit, the #1 New York Times Bestseller | Pioneering Researcher on Grit, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

Angela Duckworth, the New York Times bestselling author of Grit, reveals the importance of character to success in school and in life. Her work on grit and self-control is in high demand, especially, in the education sector.

 
Paul Tough

Bestselling Author of How Children Succeed and Helping Children Succeed

Paul Tough challenges the belief that intelligence, endlessly measured by test scores, is the sole predictor of how well a child will do in school and in life. In his bestselling book How Children Suc...

David Yeager

Expert in Grit and Growth Mindset | Asst Prof. of Developmental Psychology at University of Texas, Austin

To achieve, we need more than inborn ability—we need the right mindset. David Yeager is a leading expert in grit, performance, and the growth mindset: the belief that we can change, adapt, and make pr...

Anders Ericsson

Author of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

The world’s foremost authority on peak performance—the expert other experts turn to—is Anders Ericsson. His concept of deliberate, purposeful practice, honed over decades of trailblazing research, off...

Bill Strickland

An Extraordinary Business and Community Leader

For thirty years, Bill Strickland has used his innovative arts and training centers to transform the lives of thousands of impoverished adults and teenagers. In his emotionally powerful talks, he expl...

Elizabeth Green

Author of New York Times Bestseller Building a Better Teacher

Great teachers have the power to change students’ lives—we just need to give them the right tools. Elizabeth Green is the author of New York Times bestseller Building a Better Teacher, a groundbreakin...

Nikole Hannah-Jones

New York Times Magazine Staff Writer | 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow | Winner of the National Magazine Award

Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow (one of only 24 people chosen, globally) for “reshaping national conversations around education reform” and for her reporting on raci...

Scott Barry Kaufman

Professor of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania

Scott Barry Kaufman is a groundbreaking psychologist expanding our definitions of creativity, human flourishing, and intelligence: “a force of nature,” says Angela Duckworth (Grit). “He’s the epitome ...

Pedro Noguera

Expert on Public Education in America

A dynamic speaker, Pedro Noguera is one of America’s most important voices for healthy public education, focusing on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in urban...

Daniel Lerner

Instructor of NYU’s “The Science of Happiness” | Author of U Thrive

When do happiness and success coexist? That depends how you define success, says speaker Daniel Lerner. Instructor of the The Science of Happiness, the largest and most popular course at New York Univ...

Karl Subban

Leadership Speaker, Educator, and Father of NHL Star P.K. Subban | Author of How We Did It

Karl Subban is a former school principal in one of Toronto’s toughest neighbourhoods, and the father of five children, including three NHL players. He’s dedicated his life to helping others reach thei...

Dr. Alex Russell

Author of Drop the Worry Ball

Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who helps children develop resilience and their own personal relationship with school and achievement. At the heart of his message—and his book, Drop the Wo...