I felt that his presentation was tailor-made for Quest. He reiterated a lot of what I have been discussing in our staff meetings and everyone was engaged from start to finish. I believe I speak for everyone when I say that we enjoyed him tremendously.
Andrea Guice, Principal / Director - Quest Academy Community School
I generally judge a speaker in three areas: did they challenge my mind, did they challenge my heart, and did they leave me with some information that I can use to make either my life or job performance better. In John Hodge’s case, he was overwhelmingly successful in all three areas. Based on the comments from many of the >1300 attendees, they felt the same. John’s message resonated with teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. His theme of “Be the One” was quickly adopted as a hashtag in several Tweets in which teachers shared key points from his speech. I’m sure this will remain a theme for many throughout the year.
Tim Solley - Madison County Schools
The teachers of ALL six schools were entertained, informed, laughed, shed tears, and left with a sense of renewal and excitement. Without a doubt, each of us will look at our students with new eyes and act accordingly.
Gwen Lewis, Principal - Prairie Elementary School
John’s message resonated with teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. His theme of “Be the One” was quickly adopted as a hashtag in several Tweets in which teachers shared key points from his speech. I’m sure this will remain a theme for many throughout the year.
In short, a common comment from employees was that John was the best keynote they had ever heard at this event! Ryan…thanks so much for recommending John to speak at our event. John…thanks for the passion you bring to educators. It is a gift!
Tim, Director of Middle School Education - Madison County Schools
Words can not express how much I enjoyed your presentation this morning at Ponchatoula High. Your presentation was a wonderful beginning to the new year. Thank you for all you do for the children and your love and dedication to education.
Angele Walker - Woodland Park ELC
John hit a homerun and set off a lot of fireworks! He is a very knowledgeable, motivational presenter who definitely "walks the talk," and the best part about the very practical suggestions he made was that they didn't COST anything.
Carol Thom - Kanawha County Schools