Learn more about A.J.’s books: Empathy Every Day, Empower, Launch, and more!
Looking for an energizing, funny, and inspiring speaker? Learn more here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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