Sloan Joseph is an Instructional Coach & Equity Advocate with over eighteen years of experience supporting K4-12 educators in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, engagement, & social-emotional learning. She is a member of the Jack Berckemeyer Consulting Group, the Teach Better Team Speakers Network, and a South Carolina ASCD Emerging Leader. Sloan’s insights have been featured in  Power of Connection by Dr. Matthew X. Joseph and chapter 6 of Teachers Deserve It by Rae Hughart and Adam Welcome. She was selected in February 2021 to be a guest blogger for the Elevating Teachers Series with Public Education Partners-Greenville, SC. She is also co-creator of #BreatheEDU, a platform assisting school and district leaders with creating inclusive & equitable learning environments. Sloan is the host of Greater is in Me, a podcast centered around her life as a wife, mother, and educator. The purpose of the podcast is to inform, inspire, and influence listeners to fulfill the greatness that exists within. Greater is in Me is available on iTunes, Google Podcast, Anchor & Spotify. 
Twitter: @psloanjoseph
Instagram: @greaterisinme_

Keynotes, Workshops, & Sessions: 

5 Steps for Improving Equity Advocacy

Are you an educator who wants to be an equity advocate, but you don't know where to begin? Are you already an equity advocate, but feel stagnant? In this session, we will review five steps for improving equity advocacy. Resources will be provided for each step to help participants with their personal and professional growth.

Type: Keynote, Breakout Session
Topics: Classroom Management, Equity, Engagement Strategies, School Culture Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Target Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Technology Specialists

America’s Most Wanted-Administrators Who Show Up & Show Out

Administrators are not only informational leaders, they are instructional leaders, too! This session will explore tools and strategies every administrator can use to model effective teaching practices for their staff, students, and parents.

Topics: Engagement Strategies, Instructional Leadership, Staff Development
Target Audience:Administrators, Principals, Asst. Principals

The First 15--Starting Strong Each Day

The first 15 days of school, the first 15 minutes of the school day greatly impact the academic and social-emotional success of our students. This session will review engagement strategies that will minimize distractions while improving students’ confidence and competence.

Topics: Classroom Management, Engagement Strategies, School Culture
Target Audience:Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Teachers

First Class Conversations (in 15 Minutes or Less)

Academic conversations improve students’ confidence and competence. But with limited class time, how can teachers engage every student in meaningful discussions? This session will explore strategies that can be done in 15 minutes or less.

Topics: Classroom Management, Engagement Strategies
Target Audience:Administrators, Counselors, Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Reimagining Classroom Management–Using Tech to Connect

One of the most effective ways to decrease negative behaviors is through meaningful connections with students. Although this can be a daunting task, technology can make it easier for teachers. In this session, participants will learn five tech tools centered around (1) establishing, (2) maintaining, and (2) restoring relationships, making class time more positive and productive.

Topics: Classroom Management, Engagement Strategies, School Culture
Target Audience:Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Teachers

TECHquity for Students with Specialized Learning Needs

Effective use of technology can create more equitable learning experiences that accelerate the academic outcomes of students who are classified as having specialized learning needs (504s, Special Education, and ESOL). This session will review strategies and tech tools that can help increase student achievement in all grades and subjects.

Topics: Instructional Technology, Classroom Management, School Culture, Engagement Strategies, ED Section 504, Special Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Target Audience:Teachers, Department/Lead Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Technology Specialists