Education is a world of very special people but you will meet few as special as Nina ‘Ninja’ Jackson. With a background in mainstream and special needs education and many years’ experience as a pedagogical and pastoral champion, Nina has a breath-taking grasp of what makes classrooms - and all the people in them - tick.
She is a highly creative educator and trainer as well as an Apple teacher and works globally to help teachers embrace learning technology, including those working in a SEND environment. Yet it is her work as an international emotional health and wellbeing ‘ambassador’ for which she is currently most in demand. Whether it’s receiving standing ovations from audiences of school leaders or working with children in their classrooms, Nina brings warmth, humanity, honesty and fun to every environment, making a truly lasting impression wherever she goes.
She is an Associate Director with Independent Thinking and works across the UK as well as in challenging environments in places such as Ghana, Chile and the Middle East. Her latest best-selling book, Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons: A Compendium of Careful Advice for Teachers, has helped put the ‘fizz’ back into classrooms for thousands of teachers.
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Feedback from recent events include:
"I’d just like to say a huge - ‘thank you’ - for looking after us last week!!! Everyone found the days tremendously powerful, informative, inspirational and enjoyable – it was FANTASTIC!!! I only hope you all found the days as worthwhile as we did."
"I just wanted to thank you for an incredible speech. Not only funny but also jaw dropping in parts."
"Nina is just beyond wonderful in every respect - it just does a person good to see her."
"It was a real pleasure for The Grove to share the day with you so thank you once again. Your positivity, passion and enthusiasm is truly infectious and has made a real impact on our children. I have met with a number of parents over the week, all of whom have mentioned that their children have spoken about your session"
"I have replied to Nina directly to thank her for her inspiring and truly amazing talk at our headteacher conference - I was delighted to find her and your company and indeed to meet her"
"I just wanted to write and thank you for your presentation at last week's network headteacher residential - it truly was an inspirational, amazing talk and you and your story will stay with me, and I'm sure, my headteacher colleagues forever."
"Absolutely brilliant there are no words. Everyone was talking about how inspirational and real it was. Nina is amazzzzing."
"I just had to message you to thank you for THE best Inset I have ever attended! I was extremely moved by your story and totally captivated by your enthusiasm and motivation (especially your wonderful sense of humour) and only wish we had had a longer session with you! This morning has given me food for thought, not just on a professional level but also on a personal level and I am truly grateful to have been able to benefit from your huge knowledge and experience! I do hope we may see you again in the not too distant future? "
With Nina Jackson. Does what it says...
With Nina Jackson. How to support young people at the most difficult times of their lives.
For many schools, getting parents to the school for an event is something that is only beaten in difficulty by getting the right parents to school for an event. That said, the parents who do come to our Learning and Motivation for Parents Events always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant for their own careers and personal development.
Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.