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Hans Appel is an educator, speaker, and writer deeply committed to inspiring the whole child.  He’s the author of, Award Winning Culture: Building School-Wide Intentionality and Action Through Character, Excellence, and Community.  Additionally, he’s the Director of Culture for the Teach Better Team, Co-host of the Award Winning Culture podcast, and the Co-Creator of Award Winning Culture
He’s worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 19 years and at Enterprise Middle School since it opened.  He’s passionate about school culture, servant leadership, and kindness.  In 2018, EMS was awarded the ASCD Whole Child Award for the State of Washington and the Global “Class Act Award” for creating a culture of excellence through kindness, service, and empathy.  Additionally, they were selected as a finalist in the 2019 PBIS Film Festival and took top prize in the Community, Parents, and Staff category.  
In 2018, Hans launched his own blog about School Culture and rolled out a student-led leadership podcast called Award Winning Culture: Hosted by Wildcat Nation, which can be subscribed, listened or reviewed on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, PodBean, and Libsyn.  
Hans’ blogs have appeared on DisruptED TV magazine, CharacterStrong, Teach Better, AIMS Network, and PBIS Rewards.  He’s written social-emotional lessons for CharacterStrong.  Furthermore, he has been featured on numerous educational podcasts speaking his brand of school culture into existence.  He’s been a contributor on three educational books:  Define Your WHYTeachers’ Reflective Impact Journal and ALL IN: Taking a Gamble in Education
Hans believes that education at its highest level is about inspiring others to discover and develop their JOY.  
Twitter: @HansNAppel
Instagram: @awardwinningculture

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"I believe education at its highest level is about inspiring others to discover and develop their JOY!" 

“Hans Appel educates and leads with profound
empathy and inspiring vulnerability.”

Keynotes, Workshops & Sessions

Creating an Award Winning Culture

After winning the 2018 ASCD Whole Child Award, the 2018-2019 Global Class Act Award for kindness, and being selected as a 2019 PBIS Film Festival Finalist, Wildcat Nation’s Hans Appel will share the secrets to creating an award winning culture through Character, Excellence, and Community.  In a mix of theory and practice, participants will discover the power of positive intentionality and it’s connection to school culture.

Objectives for Breakout or Keynotes:

  • Understanding the key elements of an award winning culture
  • Breaking down the core questions within Character, Excellence, and Community to intentionally infuse a positive school culture.

Objectives for Workshops: 

  • Understanding the key elements of an award winning culture
  • Breaking down the core questions within Character, Excellence, and Community to intentionally infuse a positive school culture.
  • Applying the Award Winning Culture framework to your school through your circle of influence.
  • Creating an implementation plan to educate the whole child at all levels in your district/building (ONLY for 1 day training).

Student-Led Podcasting

Learn how to develop student empowerment through a LEADERSHIP PODCAST. In this session, you will gain first hand knowledge from inception to production of the creation of an epic new platform. Hans Appel from an AWARD WINNING CULTURE (2018 ASCD Whole Child Award for Washington and 2018 Global Class Act Award for Kindness) will guide you through the process and forever shatter the ceiling on student voice.

Infusing SEL into Project Based Learning 

Are you looking for some creative ways to infuse social emotional learning with project based learning?  In this session you will be able to learn how to create an environment of Character, Excellence, and Community while teaching student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems.  In a mix of theory and practice, participants will discover the importance of allowing students choice and voice while still teaching them the importance of kindness, empathy, and service.

Objectives: 

  • Participants will be given practical examples of project based learning infused with SEL
  • Participants will apply SEL skills to existing project based learning in their schools and classrooms
  • Participants will be inspired to create an Award Winning Culture environment which includes Character, Excellence and Community

Price Range:

Breakout Sessions: $1500
Keynote:  $3000 + travel
Workshop (3 hours):  $4500 + travel
Full Day Workshop:  $6500 + travel
2 Day Workshop:  $10000 + travel

 

“Hans Appel is the real deal. His message has the kind of depth and truth that can only come from someone who has walked the talk---both as a student and as an educator.”