Kim Bearden's Creating a Climate and Culture for Success: The Keys to Effective Communication is a series of modules that teach how to motivate, engage, empower, and inspire students, staff, and families. Kim's methods will help educators ignite a passion for learning, provide support, hold high expectations for student behavior, promote parental involvement, and ensure a safe, secure environment. During the course, participants will learn the six principles of effective communication as well as strategies that build rapport, strengthen relationships, promote academic excellence, and even increase productivity.
After completing the series, educators will be given the opportunity to attend a live, virtual session with Kim to ask questions and engage in discussion.
Kim Bearden is an award-winning educator with thirty-four years of experience and a track record of tremendous success. Her methods will equip your classroom, school, and district with tools to create an optimal learning environment for all.
Kim Bearden is the co-founder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA. The Academy is an innovative middle school and educator-training facility. More than 85,000 educators from around the world have visited Kim’s classroom and have attended her workshops to learn better ways to engage students, promote academic rigor, and create a climate and culture that promote success.
Over the past thirty-three years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer, and middle-school principal.
In 2016, Kim was honored at the White House for being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. She was selected from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American Teacher Awards Outstanding Humanities Teacher, and the Milken Family Foundation selected her to receive the Award for Excellence in Education. She is the winner of the InfluencHer Award, the University of Georgia Outstanding Educator Award, and the Turknett Character Award for Servant Leadership. Mercedes-Benz recognized her in their Greatness Lives Here campaign, and Women Works Media Group has named her one of Georgia’s Most Powerful and Influential Women.
Kim is a bestselling author of three books. Her newest book, Fight Song: Six Steps to Passion, Power, Peace, and Purpose released in June of 2020. Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done was released in 2018 and Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me debuted in 2014.
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