Dr. Sarah Eaton

Professor, Author and Researcher

Dr. Sarah Eaton - Professor, Author and Researcher


Sarah EatonAre you looking for a dynamic, engaging and informed keynote speaker for your upcoming conference? Dr. Sarah Eaton is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, the Global Speakers Federation and the International Federation for Professional speakers. She has spoken in 7 different countries and 2 languages.

Dr. Sarah excels at using strength-based approaches to education and leadership.

She’s brilliant at bringing depth and variety to her programs. She shows audiences exactly how education, training and leadership are lifelong pursuits that influence everything we do and everything we are.

Whether she’s talking about e-learning, trends in education and training or leadership, she brings clarity, strength and insights.

Her audiences say that her presentations are full of “brain food” and that she is a master at making complex ideas simple. Her presentations are jam-packed with thought-provoking content and are punctuated by wit and humour.

Keynote Presentations

“21st Century Global Trends in Education”

This keynote is a thoughtful and inspiring look at the future of education across the world in the 21st century. This presentation combines solid research with humor and inspiration. In a time of fiscal cutbacks and teacher burnout, this is the talk to revitalize teachers’ passion for their work and get them energized to continue the most important job out there – teaching kids to be the best they can be.

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Work Strong! Asset-Based Approaches to Work and Career

In this presentation, Dr. Sarah talks about asset-based approaches to work and how to build positive teams and work places by discovering your own strengths, as well as the strengths of those around you. In turn, this helps you to understand team members better and leverage each person’s strengths to move the entire team – and your organization – forward.

The talk is based on 6 years of research that incorporate principles of adult education, leadership and asset-based approaches to personal and organizational development.

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“Global Trends in 21st Century Language Learning”

This dynamic and engaging talk presents new research that reveals what’s hot and what’s not in language learning in the 21st century. New trends include using technology both inside and outside the classroom; adopting an individualized and learner centered approach to learning; linking language learning to leadership skills and community impact; and asset-based approaches to assessment including frameworks and benchmarks. This program is informed by Dr. Eaton’s study, “Global Trends in Language Learning in the Twenty-First Century”.

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“New trends in education: Formal, non-formal and informal learning”

Informed by the latest research, this keynote looks at trends in learning and education with regard to formal, non-formal and informal learning as defined by the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). Educators are beginning to think beyond the brick-and-mortar walls of the traditional classroom when it comes to learning. There is a growing trend towards valuing non-formal and informal learning. Learn the differences between each type of learning, emerging trends for how to value and assess learning that happens in non-formal and informal contexts.

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“Educational Leadership in the New Millennium: Leadership as part of professional practice”

Master educational leadership essentials for the new millennium. Though core principles of leadership are timeless, the skills needed for leadership in today’s fast-paced world are different than in decades past. This workshop will help educators understand what it means to be a leader in the 21st century. You will be challenged to reconsider traditional paradigms of leadership and why they won’t work today. We will examine leadership trends in for the new millennium and the role of leadership in education You will learn 21st century best practices for leadership that lead to personal and development for you, and empowerment and growth for your learners.

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“Want to Change the World? Learn Another Language! Leadership Inspired by Language Learning”

This keynote is based on 6 years of research and 12 years of teaching experience, it shows how learning a language can help us change the world in wildly positive ways. Dr. Eaton looks at significant world leaders and world changers such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, looking at the impact lifelong language learning had on their lives, their leadership, their ability to mobilize others to take action.

In times of economic cutbacks, language programs are often among the first to be cut. In this wildly inspirational program, Dr. Sarah Eaton makes a strong case for language learning by showing how the work of significant “world changers” has been facilitated and catalyzed by lifelong language learning. There is also a free ebook available here to give you an idea of the content: http://wp.me/PNAh3-5H

“Dr. Sarah Eaton is a captivating speaker! Her innate ability to read the audience and customize her speaking style results in very informative and interesting presentations. Dr. Eaton believes in providing a plethora of practical information in a logically organized manner, thus empowering her audience to leave her sessions feeling informed and inspired.”
-Cynthia Beare, B.Ed. M.A.

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“Leading through Language Learning: Showing our students how to to ‘Be the change’.”

Educators rave about this talk, which looks at how to make language learning relevant by relating it to leadership skills later in life. Dr. Sarah examines how world leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi extended their leadership reach through knowledge of other languages. This keynote offers a refreshing and inspiring look at language education and why it is important for students to learn languages and develop their personal and community leadership skills. This talk has been published as a paper as well: http://wp.me/pNAh3-4L

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