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Hi, I’m John Spencer

I’m a former middle school teacher and current full-time professor who is passionate about seeing teachers empower their students with voice and choice.  I’m also the author of the best-selling books Launch, Empower, and Vintage Innovation.

Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to work with organizations all over the world, including Hong Kong, Australia, and the Netherlands. I also spoke at the White House on the empowering students with voice and choice. If you’re looking for an energizing and practical keynote or workshop, click here to submit a speaking request.

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WORKSHOPS AND SPEAKING

I have had the opportunity to conduct workshops and keynotes all over the world, in both virtual and in-person venues. I’ve also worked with companies seeking to empower teams and improve creative collaboration.

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Empowered Learners

Our students will need to be creative thinking, self-directed learners to navigate the complex systems of our world. Empower provides practical strategies to increase student ownership, voice, and choice.

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Design Thinking for All

Design thinking is a human-centered, empathy-driven process for creative work. The LAUNCH framework is a student-friendly design thinking framework you can use in your classroom.

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Project-Based Learning

When students engage in project-based learning, they learn how to create, collaborate, and think critically. They also learn lifelong skills such as research, inquiry, project-management, and iterative thinking.

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Empowered Writers

Creativity can work in all subjects when students are inspired and empowered. This is why I’ve created creative thinking prompts to spark the love of writing. You can get 100+ writing prompts in a PowerPoint along with sketch-note video prompts.

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