UEA Speaker Series Presents
The UEA Speaker series is a new benefit for members of UEA. This series is designed to inspire, entertain, and to help you aspire to greatness in your career.
We are delighted to welcome Michael Bonner this year as our first featured speaker for the new UEA Speaker Series. Every day he works hard to make a profound impact on his students with his vision to create an engaging learning environment where students can become productive global citizens. Michael was honored by Ellen DeGeneres, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Ashton Kutcher Foundation, Flocabulary, Front Row, and other media formats in recognition of his positive & innovative approaches to shifting the frameworks surrounding education for all children. He has just recently released the first augmented reality children’s book with fictional characters called “Embrace It” and will be continuing his career next year as a 4th-grade teacher at The Ron Clark Academy.
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ABOUT MICHAEL BONNER
Seen on The Ellen Show and NBC Nightly News, educator, speaker, and author Michael Bonner has taken to more than 100 education conference, school district meeting and leadership development stages across the U.S. & Canada to share his “lessons learned” from teaching in a Title I school with children that experience high levels of trauma and adverse situations. His candid, enthusiastic seminars challenge listeners to create diverse, inclusive education plans “where students can see themselves within the lessons and assessments” as a means to increase student success rates. He empowers his audiences to build genuine relationships with their students because “you can’t demand a withdrawal from someone you have never invested in.”
Administrators and educators alike leave Mr. Bonner’s presence ready to make an impact that affects eternity. Mr. Bonner is consistently seen as a visionary leader who strives to create a positive mindset among all of his students. His students come to class each day with diverse backgrounds, strengths, needs, and challenges. Therefore, he identifies strategies to ensure their growth socially, emotionally, academically, and psychologically. Due to his educational approach, students leave more hopeful, challenged, inspired, and forever a part of Bonnerville.
Today, Mr. Bonner lives in Atlanta, Ga. where he is beginning a new educational journey as a fourth and sixth grade English teacher at the famed Ron Clark Academy. You can learn more about Michael Bonner at michaellbonner.com and follow him on social media using the links below.