Expertise & Specialty Areas
- Secondary Education: 7-12
- Bodybrain-Compatible Teaching and Learning
- Secondary Math Literacy
- Science Literacy
- Leadership Training
- Administrative Coaching
- Service Learning
- Conceptual Curriculum embedded with State Standards
- Movement to Enhance Learning
- Multiple Intelligences
- Collaborative Structures
- Strategic Plan Development
- Character Education using Lifelong Guidelines and LIFESKILLS
- Instructional Strategies
- Establishing a Class Culture
- Customized coaching/mentoring
TJ Mears takes the opportunity to share his expertise and strategies both locally and nationally since he began implementing the Highly Effective Teaching Model.
As a master instructor, TJ has taught students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and his knowledge of the HET model is evident in any classroom with which he works. He also has experience as an administrator at the building and district levels. As an educational consultant through his own company, TJ gives keynote presentations and provides individualized classroom coaching across the United States.
TJ has a very unique approach to helping teachers and students move through the process of change. He has years of experience in the field of training adults to carry out the implementation of a comprehensive educational initiative. TJ's personal background coupled with his understanding of the impact of emotions on learning allows him to connect with all students irrespective of age. His experience and ability to articulate the learning process make him an excellent educational trainer. TJ’s knowledge of how effective learning happens and experience in creating integrated curriculum has allowed him to engage teachers while assisting them in the development of truly meaningful content. Having worked with urban and rural schools, TJ has experience in the professional development of learners from diverse backgrounds of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education.
TJ has a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Business Administration degree. He holds Oklahoma secondary certification in multiple fields of mathematics and science as well as administration. TJ has trained and consulted with more than 80 schools in 19 states in the United States. He has been the primary training consultant at the secondary level with 4 school districts hosting the National training event known as the Schools Exceeding Expectations (SEE) Conference Schools for the Center for Effective Learning. TJ, his wife, and two children live in Oklahoma.