Category: Events

Grace-St. Luke’s School Visit

February 12, 2018

Tom visited Grace-St.Luke’s School in Memphis, Tennessee in September to give an initial presentation on The Formative Five and meet with administrators. In February, he returned to meet the faculty and facilitated a sharing session, met with administrators, and presented an evening parent session. Tom believes the school is doing some very impressive activities on character development and The Formative Five. In this photo, Tom is sharing with faculty members […]

Springfield Guidance Counselors

January 10, 2018

Last year, Tom presented The Formative Five to all of the school guidance counselors in the Springfield, MO public schools. Can you identify him in the picture?          

PEAC Conference in Manila

January 5, 2018

In October, Tom spoke at the PEAC Conference in Manila and presented a keynote address to 3,300 educators. The conference was primarily for non-public teachers and principals, and they were very eager to hear how the Formative Five could be included in a school’s curriculum and classroom instruction. In the afternoon, he continued the focus on the Formative Five with a two-hour workshop that included specific strategies and thoughts on […]

MENA Teacher Summit Conference in Dubai

October 11, 2017

Tom spoke at the MENA Teacher Summit Conference in Dubai in early October. He was a keynote speaker on The Formative Five and also presented a pre-conference session on school culture. The conference was attended by hundreds of educators from UAE, Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, Shanghai, and Iran. Tom notes that from talking with teachers and principals, he was struck by how much in common. The number one complaint of educators […]

Commencement Address, College of Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis

May 14, 2017

Tom speaking at the UM-St. Louis College of Education graduation ceremony. Thank you, Chancellor. I appreciate the honor of being asked to speak at graduation and I appreciate the honor of receiving an honorary doctorate. Happy Mother’s Day! Even more, congratulations to all of our graduates. You know, it’s easy to be concerned about the world. If you read the newspaper, watch the television, or listen to the radio, it […]


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