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"Inventive Teacher" Professional Development Presentations   

Something new for your next workshop, in-service, or conference!

BJ Hickman’s new, interactive, professional development presentations are intended for educators (K-6), parents, and anyone who wants to improve communication with children. Topics covered include:

  q On Staying Focused
  q Making Points with Pizzazz
  q Learning Magic that will Motivate
  q Getting their Attention Instantly
  q Holding Attention Longer
  q Sparking Interest

Scroll below to read what people are saying about "Inventive Teacher"


At the completion of the presentation, participants will:

  q have learned practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.
  q learn several easy "tricks" and diversions to help in every day teaching.
  q have a new perspective on props, their availability, and usefulness in the classroom.
  q learn a unique program (IT) to reach benchmarks more quickly.
  q send students home boasting about what they learned and eager to proceed.
  q become the life of the party. (Okay, that’s pushing it.)

Call now (toll-free at 1-888-262-4425) to check BJ Hickman’s availability for his professional development education services for your next professional day, teacher workshop, or conference. One and two hour programs are available. Save money by combining it with any of his assembly enrichment programs. (Reading, Conflict Resolution, Recycling, Beginner Magic Instruction)

Where did BJ Hickman get the ingredients for this new professional development presentation?

He combined his undergraduate major in Psychology and concentration in Communications from Keene State College; his postgraduate personality development, advertising, marketing, business, sales, and management skills from 21 years in the radio broadcasting profession; and his inherent passion for entertaining, motivating, and educating with magic, humor, and curiosities, to become a professional educational speaker.

BJ Hickman is credited as having performed 5,000 magic shows for an estimated 500,000 people. Known as the entertainer who keeps getting invited back, he has performed from FirstNight Boston to Hollywood’s Magic Castle. In elementary schools throughout New England, his success with enrichment programs in Reading, Conflict Resolution, Recycling, and Safety illustrates the effectiveness of using magic, humor, and entertainment to motivate and educate children.

Since the release of three instructional videos on magic (highly recommended by the leading magic periodicals), BJ is often engaged to lecture to fellow magicians and variety artists about the business of entertaining and educating children. He does individual consultations and has lectured at various magic clubs, magic shops, conferences and conventions including:

  q International Festival of Children's Magicians, Orlando, FL.
  q KIDabra, Pigeon Forge, TN (three times).
  q Magic2Motivate Seminars, Cocoa Beach, FL. (twice).
  q Las Vegas magic club
  q Magic Success Seminars (four times)
  q Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood, CA. (three times).
  q Glass City Conjurer’s Conclave, Toledo, OH.

BJ Hickman’s professional development presentations for educators originated as a keynote or breakout session for health care professionals called "PediaTRICKS." He teaches the use of tricks and diversions to make children feel more comfortable and relaxed in the doctor’s office. He has presented "PediaTRICKS" at several conferences and conventions including:

  q The 22nd Annual Nursing Conference on Pediatric Primary Care in Phoenix
  q National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners.
  q The American Association for Therapeutic Humor conference in Nashville.
  q Toledo Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Conference.
  q Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine Division of Continuing Education (twice).
  q Edu-Center for Nurses.
  q Hawaii Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners.

What are people saying about BJ Hickman's "Inventive Teacher" presentation?

"Exceeded my expectations!"
- Betty Nitchie, Guidance Counselor, Boscawen, NH

"Excellent! Enjoyed it Immensely"
 -Trish Paralslei, Superintendent, Mashpee (MA) schools.

"Loved it!"
-Karen Berube, 2nd Gr. Teacher, East Falmouth, MA

"I find the overall high (evaluation form) ratings and positive comments are a true representation of the great workshop you offered us. You were able to capture the attention of a very diverse group, you forced them to think, to question, and to conclude. I feel you have given us a wonderful tool to be included within our "bag of tricks" to assist our students in their quest for knowledge. I wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you, please keep us updated as you progress in this area of professional development. We stand ready to have you visit us again."  -Stephen K. O'Neil, Principal Barnstead (NH) Elementary School.

"I liked it. I think teaching in a different format works."  -Kris Roberts, first grade teacher.

"I will use some of your materials for activities that involve social competency."
-Larry Tufts, Phys. Ed. teacher, Wolfeboro, NH.           

"Very enjoyable and useful."
Beth Coon, Special Ed. Teacher, MA

"I liked the focusing activity. I could use that daily."  -Troy Merwin, Third grade teacher (NH)

"Headlines activity was best received. I can implement that immediately."
-Nancy Annicchiarico, Media Generalist.

More references:
Linda Kivela, 1st Grade Teacher
Jenifer K. Bell, 4th grade teacher, PTG President, Rindge (NH) Memorial School
John Stone, Principal, Rindge (NH) Memorial School
Amy Pearson, Kindergarten Teacher

Contact BJ Hickman Now for Availability and Details:

BJ Hickman
623 Sixth St.
Dover, NH 03820

Phone: (603) 742-4010
Email: bj@bjhickman.com

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