Bio: Robert Jackson, 2019 Motivational Educator of the Year Award winner and author of six books, is one of the most sought-after speakers in the country, delivering keynote addresses and workshops to educators, administrators, parents, and students. He is an expert in teaching cultural diversity, restorative practices, socio-emotional learning, and how to retain troubled students in school. His goal is to teach educators and administrators how to use their power more effectively to educate, activate, and motivate all students to be successful. He challenges parents to take a more active role in their children’s education, and he works with students to overcome pain and hardships through discipline and accountability.
Mr. Jackson received his BS degree in Industrial Technology while lettering 4 years in both Football and Track. After being cut from the NFL Minnesota Vikings nearly 25 years ago, he began his teaching career. As an educator and coach, he didn’t allow his students to feel sorry for themselves or let their circumstances define their futures. Several of his students went from being low performing to successful pastors, lawyers, school administrators, teachers, sales reps, business owners, pro athletes, entertainers, and more.