Who Is Marjan Glavac?
Marjan Glavac is a best selling author, speaker and elementary classroom teacher with over 29 years of teaching experience. He has taught inner city students, students with emotional/behavioral disorders, ESL, and IEP students. Marjan is a dynamic international speaker and workshop presenter having spoken to thousands of teachers. His customized keynotes have included the following topics: Chalk Board Lessons From The Digital Age; Going Beyond The Rainbow (Or How To Be A Great Teacher); Burn Bright or Burn Out - Motivating Teachers for Life and his newest keynote based on his book: Teaching Is...Moments That Inspire And Motivate Teachers To Make A Difference.
Marjan is the author of 4 books: The Busy Educator’s Guide To The World Wide Web 1st and 2nd Editions, How To Make A Difference: Inspiring Students To Do Their Best, Teaching Is...Moments That Inspire And Motivate Teachers To Make A Difference and co-creator of How to Thrive and Survive in Your Classroom teleseminar.
Marjan is also the creator of one of the Internet’s longest running free teacher monthly newsletters: The Busy Educator’s Newsletter (1998). He is also the recipient of the following teacher awards:
The Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology.
The Roberta Bondar (first Canadian female astronaut) Award for Science and Technology.
The National Institute Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Roy C. Hill Award for Educational Innovation.
A Certificate of Merit from TVO (Canadian equivalent to PBS)
Throughout his career, Marjan has used humor, story telling and unique teaching methods to motivate his students. He’s accomplished this with egg drop projects dropped from the school rooftop, using chess concepts to teach students about consequences, using shoes to teach accountability, having students make the curriculum come alive through role play and cooking to the dozens of telecommunications projects involving students from K-University on every continent of the world. His students have been involved in projects sponsored by Global SchoolNet Foundation, Kidlink, Academy One, CCCnet, AT&T Japan, Lycos and in the creation of the NewsOntario online newspaper project. His K-8 students have also participated in e-mail, travel buddy, research projects and polishing mirrors for the NASA Starshine project. He and his classes have been filmed by TVO and Global's Kids-TV; featured in all local media - newspapers, TV, radio, as well as nationally in Reader's Digest, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Today's Parent, Home and Educational Computing and internationally on WGN and NPR radio, websites and dozens of student newspapers worldwide.
Marjan is a firm believer that: “there are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind” and that every student, parent and teacher is capable of achieving great journeys. Teaching Is...Moments That Inspire And Motivate Teachers To Make A Difference is a journey that he looks forward to sharing with fellow teachers and parents.
Busy Educator Mentors
Some time ago, Marjan was on the move covering some 4,000 kilometers across North America and at a conference in California, he caught up with two of his mentors:
Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre - and watched it grow to a billion dollar market.
As the driving force behind the development and delivery of over 100 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise, Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success.
Affectionately known as "America's Success Coach", Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. He brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally --- sharing his success strategies in the media, with companies, universities and professional associations in over 20 countries around the world.
Mark Victor Hansen
In the area of human potential, no one is better known and more respected than Mark Victor Hansen.
For more than 25 years, Mark Victor Hansen has focused solely on helping people and organizations, from all walks of life, reshape their personal vision of what's possible.
His powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have helped create startling and powerful change in thousands of organizations, and millions of individuals worldwide.