Joanne Billingsley, a former Texas regional Teacher of the Year, is a consultant, author, keynote speaker, and nationally acclaimed lecturer for the Bureau of Education & Research (BER) and the Greenleaf Brain Institute. After a twenty year career as a classroom teacher, she founded Billingsley Education. Joanne is renowned for delivering seminars that help teachers create brain‐friendly, language‐rich, interactive classrooms. Her mission is to develop and share powerful learning strategies, processes, and products that bring out the best in teachers and students. Her groundbreaking book, Aim to Grow Your Brain: The Secret Mindset of Underachieving Students was released in October 2009. The message she delivers is a powerful one: Smart is something you get, not just something you are; we all have the potential to grow in intelligence and build a better brain



"Her message is hope-filled, her strategies field-tested, innovative and highly engaging"

* Best professional development I have ever attended. Great ideas backed with actual classroom research!  Lisa Lackeman: Mastic Beach, New York 

* Joanne is one of the most engaging presenters I have ever seen. Her ideas and demonstrations are practical and powerful.  Elizabeth Casman: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 

 * Joanne's seminar offered information and strategies that can be implemented immediately in the classroom. It is the best workshop I have had the opportunity to attend in 30 plus years of teaching. Dana Trouth Curriculum Integration Specialist, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 

 * Joanne was a breath of fresh air… witty, energetic, interesting. The seminar content was relevant, research based, practical, and doable. Mark Neu: Shakopee, Minnesota

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