Culturally Relevant Instruction
The Missing Piece to Closing the Achievement Gap
Strategies for Talent Acquisition that Mirrors the Demographics of your School Division
Active Engagement in the Classroom
Tips and Strategies to improve student achieve based on student interest and the development of project based assessments
Building Relationships with Challenging Students
Methods to reduce student discipline, improve teacher morale and increase active engagement
Be Proactive, Not Reactive
An overview of the RTI process with tiered interventions that support the whole child
Inspiring Schools to Become Effective
Expertise in the Larry Lezotte Effective Schools Model for School Improvement
Continuous Learning for Continuous Improvement
The Redesign of the School Improvement Process
Executive Coaching for Educational Leadership
Customized coaching program designed for educational leaders looking to take the next step
Dr. John Gordon - Teacher, Coach, Administrator, Superintendent is simply the”Best of the Best”. Dr. Gordon was our opening session speaker at our 2023 VIAAA State Conference. His preparation and presentation to over 200 athletic administrators from throughout the State of Virginia was the highlight of our entire conference. Because of his background he was able to define the importance of athletic administrators and the positive impact they make to the schools and communities they serve. As a former baseball coach Dr. Gordon hit a “GRAND SLAM” and I highly recommend him as a speaker without any reservations.
VIAAA Executive Director & NIAAA Liaison
I had the distinct privilege of working alongside Dr. Gordon in the same division for several years. Although Dr. Gordon is an exceptional instructional leader, his most valuable asset is his ability to inspire and motivate faculty, staff, students, and the community. He is a servant leader who not only sets high expectations for those he leads, but for himself as well.
Dr. Johnathan Russ
Division Superintendent of Botetourt County Public Schools
Dr. Gordon challenges educators to look within themselves as change agents for creating better outcomes for students. My staff truly enjoyed spending time with him and hearing his perspective on raising the bar in public education.
George Parker III, Ph.D.
Dr. Gordon provided professional learning to the Essex County Public Schools' Leadership team that was engaging, innovative and thoughtful. He has a unique ability to provide key takeaways for practitioners that inspire and motivate individuals along their educational journey. Our team really enjoyed his book The Teacher's Lounge as well!!!
Dr. Harry R. Thomas III
Division Superintendent of Essex County Public Schools (VA)
My school partnered with Schools That Inspire to deliver a keynote address for teacher work week. The message provided by Dr. Gordon was exactly what my staff needed to to get them motivated about the upcoming school. The message was beyond encouraging as we prepared to return to school after the 2020 school closure due to the pandemic.
My team was definitely “fired up” after hearing Dr. Gordon’s message. His message encapsulated a rich and inspiring narrative centered our school’s legacy, the vision, the mission, and a charge to reimagine our roles as 21st century educators for continued excellence.
Darin A. Thompson, Ed.S
Principal, Varina High School
The Teacher’s Lounge:
The Real Role of Educators in Your Schools
What was it like growing up in the 1970's and 1980's as an African-American in Richmond, Virginia when both of your parents were educators? How did the love of science fiction, athletics, and the knowledge that you had to do well in school determine who you would become later in life?
Follow the educational journey of Dr. John B. Gordon III as he reflects upon life in the Gordon household while navigating being an African-American male in predominantly white suburbia. The Teacher's Lounge: The Real Role of Educators in Your Schools is full of flashbacks, interesting stories, and decisions that shaped hundreds of lives in the field of education.
As you reflect with Dr. JBG3, there are exercises at the end of each chapter that bring the story to life and will help you grow as a person.
Dr. JBG3 News
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Dr. JBG3 in Action
GCPS 2023-2024 Convocation
Speaker: Dr. John B. Gordon III
VSBA Tidewater Forum
School Today, Not Yesterday
Saturday School Session 1
Developing Your Student’s Routine
Saturday School Session 2
Social Emotional Learning
Saturday School Session 3
How Do You Know If It is Working?
Saturday School Session 4
The Self-Directed Learner
Saturday School Session 5
You Got This!
Dr. John B. Gordon III
Dr. JBG3 has been in public education since 1995 serving in various roles from substitute teacher, social studies teacher, head men's basketball coach, and building level administrator. Dr. JBG3 has experience at the central office level having served school divisions in the roles as director, chief, and now superintendent. His inspirational message has reached thousands of educators and students with his use of pop culture, comedy, and edutainment. An established author and dynamic public speaker that understands the mission of education, and has the ability to inspire a generation...one student at a time.