Debbie Silver, Ed.D.

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Debbie is one of the most popular keynoters and in-service presenters in the United States and around the world. Audiences everywhere respond to Debbie’s use of humor and sensitivity to remind them of how important teachers are in the lives of children. Through research-based theory, touching stories, and hilarious characterizations, she connects with the souls of all who are involved in education-students, teachers, administrators, parents, and families. Her mission is to uplift teachers in their mission and help them interact with students on deep levels.

With 30 years spent as a teacher, staff development instructor, and university professor, Dr. Debbie Silver doesn’t just know her way around the classroom-she is familiar with the challenges educators face at every level, from kindergarten to college!

Debbie has authored and co-authored several books and other materials that have given invaluable help to teachers, administrators, parents, and families; these include the best-sellers Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Differentiated Learning , Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed, and Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education.

When she’s not working as an educational speaker and writer, Debbie enjoys spending time in Texas with her husband, Dr. Lawrence Silver, and with their five sons and their families in five different states.