Jim Grant is an internationally renowned educator, author and keynote speaker, and 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. Jim is currently the Executive Director of SDE.
Jim 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.
Jim'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.
Jim's popular topics include: If You’re Riding a Horse And It Dies, Get Off!, differentiated instruction, low-prep, high-impact differentiated interventions for struggling learners, discipline tips, working with three generations of teachers in the same school, what extraordinary teacher do, tips for extraordinary principals, middle/high school literacy strategies, ADD/ADHD boys, the engaging classroom, grade-level retention, school readiness, and working with parents.
Bring Jim Grant to your school, district, or organization for Inservice Training, Consulting, or as a Keynote Speaker.