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Over 400 articles about learning, leadership, empowerment, and empathy.

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Books

Learn more about A.J.’s books: Empathy Every Day, Empower, Launch, and more!

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Hi, I’m A.J. Juliani.

Our job as leaders, teachers, and parents is not to prepare kids for something; our job is to help kids prepare themselves for anything.

I’m the author of the bestselling education books, Empower and Launch (along with five other books). In addition to writing, I am the Head of Learning and Growth at NextLesson, and a Facilitator for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN).

As a former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District, I’ve served as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator at all K-12 grade levels. Click here to learn more about me and my work.

Over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to speak at many amazing schools, organizations, companies and conferences. If you are looking for an energizing, funny, and inspiring keynote or workshop click here to learn more and submit a speaking request.

Most importantly, I’m a husband and dad to four crazy kids, who remind me on a daily basis why education means so much to all of us.

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HERE’S WHAT I’M WORKING ON RIGHT NOW

GENIUS HOUR AND 20% TIME

When we give learners choice, autonomy, and ownership they thrive. My Free Course on Genius Hour and 20% Time has been taken by over 12,000 teachers and leaders. Check it out!

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LEARNING ABOUT LEARNING

65,000+ leaders, teachers, and leaders subscribe to my blog posts and receive my weekly emails. Sign-up and get the Innovative Teaching Toolbox free, or jump into reading the blog.

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DESIGN THINKING FOR ALL

Bring Design Thinking to every learner. My book, LAUNCH & Free Design Challenge will start you off right! Get the toolkit and resources here.

The Beginner's Guide

EMPOWERED LEARNERS

We are all born curious and creative, then something happens and we begin to lose our way. Empower talks to leaders and learners around the world about the creative struggle, fueling curiosity, and making with purpose.

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The Books

Launch

Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

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Empower

What Happens When Students Own Their Learning

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The PBL Playbook

A Step-by-Step Guide to Actually Doing Project-Based Learning

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Workshops and Speaking

Over the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing people, schools, companies, organizations, and conferences. If you are interested in having me speak or present, please connect with me below!

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Video Essays: Watch and Learn

Are we preparing students to be chefs or cooks?

LAUNCH Academy: A Design Thinking Institute

The Einstein Project: Genius Hour Meets Makerspace

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