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LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn presents nationally on brain research topics, differentiation, reading and vocabulary strategies, higher level thinking, strategies to reach high standards and moreā€”all based on the most up-to-date research. She is known for delivering a wealth of information in an active, fun format with very specific, practical classroom examples. LeAnn is passionate about encouraging teachers to engage all students' brains in the just right manner so all learners can experience joy and success daily in their classrooms. She has authored 11 books, including Deeper Learning: 7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning (co-authored with Eric Jensen) and Bringing the Common Core to Life (co-authored with Eric Jensen).


"I am a more effective teacher today because of attending LeAnn's workshops. She focuses on brain-based learning, incorporating both emotional and multiple intelligences into her practices. Her research is current, and she filters it so what she presents is relevant to me as a classroom teacher. I have successfully implemented my new learning into the classroom. As a result, my students have become more engaged and motivated, and taking ownership in their day-to-day learning. Her energy is contagious! "
-Jackie Harvey , 4th grade teacher
  Centerville , OH
"Attending LeAnn's workshops have been and always will be one of the best uses of my time. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject matter is incredibly contagious. She presents relevant brain research and strategies that can be immediately applied to the classroom setting. Each time I listen to her, my hand can't write enough notes to keep up with the abundance of interesting facts she presents. I'm already looking forward to her next workshop and can't wait to apply all I've learned this year with my students. She is truly gifted in her field. "
-Laura Smith , School Counselor
  Olathe , KS
"As I complete my 31st year in education, I have met no one quite like LeAnn. I was so impressed with her knowledge level, personal drive, and expertise. She is passionate, expressive, well-read, and strong in her convictions in doing what is best for children. She incorporated the current brain research and best practices throughout the entire presentation. "
-Jean Hartman , Principal
  Waynesville , OH

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