Roxanna speaks at events around the country, providing training and support for teachers and a teacher’s eye view on a variety of education issues. She also teaches workshops and classes for writers. Her speeches offer practical advice in a funny, honest way, crafted to directly address the needs of each audience. To see an example of Roxanna’s speaking style, watch this TED-style talk on The Myth of the Super Teacher.

To inquire about speaking availability and fees, please email roxannaeldenspeaking@gmail.com.

Select Keynote Speeches

  • Becoming THAT Teacher — Future Educators Association, National Symposium
  • Stronger Than Chicken Soup: What the Souls of New Teachers Really Need — New Teacher Center, National Symposium
  • New Teacher Orientation Keynote — Multiple school districts
  • Mid-Year New Teacher Orientation Keynote — Multiple school districts
  • Commencement Keynotes — New Leaders Council, Miami; National Board Teachers of South Florida

Select Workshops and Presentations

(Please note: There are workshops available for every topic in the book’s table of contents, which you can find here.)

  • The Myth of the Super Teacher – TED-Style talk, Education Writers Association National Conference
  • How to Talk about Teaching – National Teaching & Learning Conference, National Board for Professional Teacher Certification.
  • LeNOIWTA: Let’s Not Overdo It With The Acronyms (and Other Secrets to Teacher Buy-In and Retention) – NewSchools Venture Fund Summit
  • When Good Lessons Go Bad: How to Manage your Classroom and your Sanity When a Lesson Doesn’t go as Planned –National Board Teachers of South Florida “Survive and Thrive” Conference

Select Writing Workshops

  • Making It Funny: The Art and Science of Humor Writing (Sign up for the free online version here.)
  • Learning, Then Burning – Or at Least Overturning – the Writing Rule Book
  • Using Behavioral Science Research to Craft Better Scenes and Characters
  • Writing About Work
  • Writing from the Outside In

Speaking Testimonials

“Roxanna rocked the house at the Education Writers Association’s 2012 National Seminar in Philadelphia with her witty, wry portrayal of the life of a teacher. Her talk received some of our best reviews and is — by far — the most popular video from the meeting. And when she spoke at a previous conference, she carefully tailored her comments to the audience’s needs.”—Lori Crouch, assistant director of Education Writers Association
“At the end of Roxanna’s keynote speech at New Teacher Center’s 15th National Symposium on Teacher Induction, she received a standing an ovation. The audience not only loved the stories and anecdotes Roxanna told, they fell in love with Roxanna too. Her willingness put everything out there; her mistakes, her vulnerabilities, and successes; the highlights and the lowlights of her early years as a teacher combined with her candor and humor endeared her to the audience. From an event management perspective, she always responded to emails and requests for information in a timely fashion. Roxanna is a delight to work with and I’m happy to recommend her as a speaker.”—Kathy Raymond, Meeting and Events Manager for New Teacher Center
“(Roxanna Elden) should write more books about teaching and should also have her own sitcom, or at least a guest appearance on Glee.”—Elena Silva, Education Sector

Interviews, Panels, and Other Media

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