“Better outcomes, Happier kids” has been the theme of Lee Jenkins’ career in every position: teacher, mathematics coordinator, demonstration teacher, principal, superintendent, university professor and now as an author, consultant and speaker. His books Permission to Forget: And Nine Other Root Causes of American’s Frustration with Education and Optimize Your School: It’s all about the Strategy greatly expand the theme with powerful, practical suggestions for every aspect of education. After reading these books readers could change the wording of the theme to “Better learning, Intrinsic motivation maintained.”
Lee’s speaking career has taken him to most USA states and 9 other countries from Latin America, Europe and Asia. In addition, he is currently teaching on-line courses to educators from over 25 countries. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Sandy.
Lee received his Ph.D. in 1977 from The Claremont Graduate University with combined work in leadership and curriculum. Audiences will quickly know that his work is greatly influenced by Carole Dweck’s “Growth Mindset,” John Hattie’s “Visible Learning” and W. Edwards Deming’s “Continuous Improvement.” These three profound authors provide the theory for the practical ways to deliver “Better outcomes and Happier kids.”