The Innovative Mindset of Education As a motivational education speaker and quadriplegic, I have always admired those who have a positive vision for the future in the midst of extreme change and adversity. The push educators have made in the areas of greater diversity, equity and inclusion; the passion with which you have […]
What Can Be Done about Teacher Turnover? The most recent issue of Chalkbeat has revealed some highly disturbing trends. As an inspirational education keynote speaker whose family members were dedicated teachers, it is impossible to relate how deeply it bothers me. Via Chalkbeat: “Since the pandemic threw U.S. schools into disarray, many educators […]
Where has the Respect Gone? As a motivational education keynote speaker, I am very concerned over the stress, anxiety and depression that so many educators are feeling. Stress and anxiety were not new, but the pandemic and its aftermath has left deep scars. As the pandemic was lifting, the CDC Foundation did a […]
Who is Advocating for Educators? I am. As a motivational education keynote speaker, it alarms me that the emotional health of educators is often overlooked given the tremendously high stress they face. Educators know from recent surveys such as the American College Health Association that college students are experiencing high levels of anxiety; about […]
As a motivational education speaker who has many personal ties to education, faculties and universities, what is happening to the teaching profession breaks my heart. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from January 2021 to January 2022, about 70 million educators separated from the profession. In my keynote educational speeches to educators and […]
Why Did the Country Not “See” Your Sacrifice? In one of my recent motivational talks on educators developing resilience and overcoming adversity, an administrator at a large university timidly raised her hand and asked: “Scott, while I appreciate the sacrifice of the healthcare profession, first responders and the like, why does it seem that […]
Scott Burrows, Inspirational Education Speaker Overcoming Adversity in Education: Do You Have the Mindset?
As a motivational education speaker, I know how hard it is to change the mindset of defeat and overcome adversity. I was once a Division 1 athlete and a competitive martial artist. I thought I was indestructible. Then I was involved in an automobile accident that left me a quadriplegic. From my hospital bed I […]
A good education is essential for academic and personal development, but the majority of students don’t understand the value of good education until after they graduate.