“Dr. Cook provided exactly what we needed. Many keynotes may be motivating but rarely do they help people leave with ideas and strategies they can take back and apply tomorrow. Dr. Cook’s keynote was both motivational and packed with relatable evidence-based strategies. We laughed and we experienced the seriousness of creating the conditions for successful implementation because as stated students can’t benefit from practices they don’t receive.”
Dr. Cook - implementation scientist, speaker, and youth mental health advocate
It All Boils Down to Adult Behavior Change
The outcomes we want to achieve for students boils down to adults changing how they behave to enable students to access higher quality experiences for students. Insights from the science of human behavior change provide leaders with usable knowledge they can leverage to support adult behavior change in the service of achieving better and more equitable outcomes for students.
Youth Mental Health: Important Before the Pandemic and Critically Important Now
Youth mental health is in a state of crisis. This keynote provides an empowering look at the practices that educators have control over to implement to promote youth mental health in the service of promoting their academic and life success.
Students Cannot Benefit from Practices They Do Not Receive
It is true that students cannot benefit from effective practices they do not receive nor ineffective practices implemented well. Successful implementation of effective practices is necessary for achieving better student outcomes. Thankfully, there is an entire field of implementation science that has generated usable knowledge, tools, and methods to drive successful implementation of effective practices so students are able to access what they need.