Preamble: You may be interested in this information if you are
looking for an experienced speaker for your teachers' convention; one who can
bring humor, motivation and great ideas to your event and one who consistently
gets top ratings in evaluations submitted by participants. Repeat invitations are a
good indication of the appeal of a speaker. Many convention program committees
have invited Dave back two, three and even four times.
A sample session evaluation comment: "I loved every second! This session made the whole convention
worth coming to."
"Mr. Mitchell was the keynote speaker and sessional presenter at a recent Teachers' Convention held on October 6th & 7th, 2011 at the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Mr. Mitchell is a math teacher and effectively demonstrated that Math can be anything but boring if you follow his personal strategies and techniques to motivate and excite your students. The Teachers' Convention was held by Agency Chiefs Tribal Council of Northwest Saskatchewan. Mr. Mitchell was an absolutely outstanding keynote speaker and presenter. He not only did a 2 hour keynote address but participated in 6 different session presentations over the 2 day convention. Mr. Mitchell is a multi-talented presenter who held the audience on the edge of the their seats, and/or rolling in the aisles, for the entire 2 days. Mr. Mitchell's presentations were stimulating, energetic, humorous, inspiring, and memorable. He very effectively used music, puppetry, technology, and a natural gift of effective speaking to keep the teachers absolutely spellbound for the entire 2 days. At the conclusion of the Convention the 150 teachers in attendance rated Mr. Mitchell with a 5 out of 5 overall for his presentations. Over my 35 year tenure as a teacher/principal Mr. Mitchell is without a doubt the best speaker I have ever heard. I will remember his individual presentations, as well as his keynote address, as the highlights of my career."
Dave has a humorous, motivational presentation which has been given as a keynote
address at many conventions. In addition, Dave has a good number of unique,
entertaining and idea-packed math-based presentations for teachers (grades 3 - 12)
and one for parents. Titles are: 1. The Unbounded Joy of Teaching ( Keynote Address ) 2. Math, Music and Mayhem ( There are Parts I and II to this presentation. ) 3. Can You Fold Under Pressure? Origami and Math/Art ( Parts I and II ) 4. What Would Picasso Say? Ruler and Compass Math Art ( Parts I and II ) 5. The Amazing Math Rally 6. Stats Activities You Can Count On 7. Math Logic Games Spock Would Enjoy 8. Math Gems for Senior Students 9. Using MENSA Math and Contest Math to Build Confidence 10. YouTube (TeacherTube) - Unleash the Potential 11. Math Night - A Presentation for Parents and Students Dave has been keynote speaker and math workshop presenter at numerous educational conventions in Canada and the United States. In recent times he has given presentations in Ontario, Alberta, New York, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Over the years he has been a keynote speaker and/or presenter at the Central East Alberta Teachers' Convention
in Edmonton, Alberta, the Northwest Teaching Convention in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the Northeast Central Teachers' Convention also in
Saskatoon, and the Western Ontario Mathematics Association Spring Conference
in London, Ontario. Other appearances include Red Deer, Alberta and the Teacher Assistants' Convention in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Dave
has spoken at the Calgary City Teachers' Convention (five times), Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention (three times),
Palliser District Teachers' Convention (twice), North Central Teachers' Convention, Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention in Grande Prairie, Alberta (four times),
Ontario Association of Mathematics Educators Convention (three times, including keynote at the 2003 Leadership Conference) and numerous other conventions in Ontario. top of page
(Dave also has special sessions for church groups. If you would like to know more about Dave's church presentations, click here.
Here is a brief list of direct
quotes from evaluation
sheets handed in after some of Dave's recent
- All four of Dave's presentations were superb! A wonderful combination of good strategies,
good humor and energy. Super! Fantastic to have a presenter also model good teaching.
- Just what we needed! Outstanding! A+
- Dave Mitchell is an excellent presenter. This session or any other he presents should be offered
every year. I walked away with a TON of ideas I can use on Monday. What a motivating speaker
and motivating session!
- Facility was too small for all the people interested in attending this session. Speaker was
fantastic. (Note: The room had 300 chairs but people were also standing at the back, in the aisles
and sitting on the floor at the front.)