Ready To Smile As You Become The Calm Collected Teacher That You Were Meant To Be?
20 interviews with master educators, coaches, and principals who share their best secrets for thriving with long and healthy teaching career.

"What is the most empowering message that you can share with teachers today?"
Register for the virtual summit to watch Jamie's full interview!
 Learn from these fabulous educators!
Controlling the weather in your classroom and life
Actively controlling and training a winning mindset for success
Research based happiness through daily habits
mastering Mindfulness for teachers and students
managing yourself first with the power of healthy habits
Be your own boss with 8 steps for beating burnout and finding passion
Dr. Sanée Bell
Empowering teachers to be excellent on purpose
Empowering teachers to realize the value they bring


How "Slow Teaching" can restore well being and purpose to your classroom and life 
Sharla Reynolds
Empowering teachers to create more seat time with "Class not Chaos"
Empowering teachers to find their voice and have 'Hard Conversations'
It's time for us to 'Reclaim Our Calling' 
The secret to building instructional leadership capacity
learn how to teach with play, purpose, and passion
A blueprint for creating daily magical experiences
Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas
Empowering teachers to create identity safety and a caring community
using play as a method of behavior education for social and emotional development
Using storytelling to increase engagement
Dr. David Franklin
Empowering schools through the possibility of transformation
Allyson Apsey
Empowering teachers to follow the 'Path to Serendipity'
Carin Paupore
Engaging Online Team Building Tools

Special sessions with your Summit hosts!

Resource Workshop: How to create fun and engaging eLearning content (live or recorded) for your students!

Jesse Greaves-Smith has been a pioneer in transferring engaging, memorable experiential education methodology to the digital realm. In this session, he will share practical tips for maximizing the learning in your digital lessons by using a few easy to learn tools from eLearning professionals.

Self Care Workshop: Simple yet powerful yoga and breath exercises for teachers and students.

Austin Durr has practiced meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. He has found that the best way to get benefits and stick with a routine is to keep it simple and easy!  In this session, Austin will conduct a class covering a set of simple but extremely effective yoga and breath exercises that you (or your students!) can do wherever you are - even if you only have a few minutes. We will talk about adaptations for those with physical limitations as well as recommendations for advanced practitioners. 
Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of yet another training?
This event is for you if...
You got into teaching because of the belief that a good education is one of the most valuable gifts that we can give to the upcoming generations. 

You came ready to inspire, to motivate, to create passion and wonder...

And you've found a reality that is very different from that idealized vision...
  • You are tired of feeling over worked and under appreciated...
  • You feel stressed out, caught between the demands of parents and administration and the real needs of students...
  • ​You feel like you just never have enough time, resources, energy...
  • ​But even with all those difficulties you believe that...
You deserve to be 
happy, healthy, and fulfilled!
Your Mindset Is About More than Desire... 
we give you the tools to make it a reality!
At Teachers Starting Fires we hand pick the very best talent - educators with proven track records of success and transformation - to share their expertise with you.

How do we know our expertise will deliver results?
Because the tools and tactics our experts teach have been field tested in their own classrooms, schools, and lives with proven results.

Most of our speakers are in high demand for conferences, consulting, or their own classrooms. Because of that, one-on-one time with them would be nearly impossible. They’re people who are actively engaged every day in teaching, or working with teachers.

These are the educators that we think you can learn the most from.

With a talent pool from schools around the world our speakers have already helped thousands of teachers thrive. Will you be one of them this time?

MEET Your Summit Hosts
Austin Durr & Jesse Greaves-Smith
Austin Durr
Austin specializes in experiential education and has spent ten years doing curriculum design and teacher training for organizations such as the U.S. Peace Corps, Maharishi University of Management, Boy Scouts of Denver, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He was once a member of the "most popular bluegrass band in South Korea." 
Jesse had years of experience in outdoor leadership education before receiving a MA in C&I. Since then, he has focused his efforts on bringing engaging and education opportunities to students in Denver. In his free time Jesse is a member of an improv comedy group and a salsa dance instructor.
Jesse Greaves-Smith
20+ world class teachers and educators share their best tools and strategies for thriving as a teacher - and loving your career, classroom, and life in 2020 
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