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Floyd Williams

Floyd Williams

Innovative Educational Leader, Mentor, and Motivational Speaker


Cook County, IL

Dr. Floyd Williams is a leader in growth mindset with a focus on equity, leadership development, and teaching and learning in education. He has extensive experience in education and has worked in nearly every capacity within a district. Dr. Williams wants to help other educators get the resources they need to truly he...




"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle

How Colleges Can Help Low-Income Students Succeed In School

Low-income students face challenges that many others do not. For these students, college could be an important stepping stone to achieving financial stability, but also seems like something out of their reach because of the potential cost. There are ways to help these students succeed in school. A different and more personalized approach can be useful.

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5 Ways Communities Can Support Single Mothers

In any community, there are one parent households. It’s an awful lot of responsibility to put on one person, but it’s often the only option. In order to help these single parents and their children to succeed, it’s vitally important that communities stand up and offer support.

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6 Ways to Use Technology in Your Classroom

Incorporating technology into the everyday classroom routine can often be time-consuming and challenging for teachers already faced with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. This task is even more challenging if the teacher is not particularly tech-literate. It can be painless to incorporate these skills and it’s easier than ever before to learn how to use them.

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The Importance of Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is also essential to ensure that you can continue to grow and expand your knowledge on various subjects. Learning on a continuous basis expands your mind and leads to success, no matter what path you follow. When you want to increase how well-rounded you are as an individual, it's important to understand the importance of learning.

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6 Ways to Enhance Your Professionalism

Many employees do not have a clear idea of what professionalism means, especially if they’ve recently started working. It can also be confusing if you’re working at a company that does not have clear guidelines on what is expected from employees and people in management make subjective decisions. Develop your own standard of professionalism to avoid these issues of confusion.

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"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

How to Work on Solving Your Company’s Lack of Diversity

With a lack of diversity, the ideas and perspectives in your company can become limited. Without diverse ideas and people, you’ll find it’s much easier for the company to stagnate. Diversity in the workplace has various benefits, such as providing a wider net of ideas for how to push the company forward and how to solve issues. Take these steps to improve the lack of diversity.

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How to Keep Students Engaged Over Summer

A major problem facing educators is how to keep students engaged over summer break. Students are out of school for a few months and most are not even thinking about what they learned that year or trying to refresh their memories of what they learned in math in March. Here are some ways you can encourage students to stay engaged in learning over the summer.

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6 Differences Between Being a Leader and Being a Manager

Motivate the people working with you to achieve great things and push toward something bigger. You can be a manager & not be a leader and you can also be a leader & not be a manager. If you are a manager, the best way to do the most effective job is through becoming a genuine leader and knowing the difference between simply being a manager & actually being a leader as well.

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4 Ways to Be a More Observant Leader

With observation, you can become a stronger leader through having great observation skills and taking in what happens around you. Leaders have a big responsibility to recognize patterns and decipher what they see to make meaning out of it and then use this information to more effectively lead. Luckily, people can learn better observation skills by using some of these tips.

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

4 Reasons Employees Should Speak Their Minds

It’s very important to get input from all employees if you want the business to improve. If you want to create a healthy workplace where your team can thrive, there are a few reasons employees should speak their minds and offer opinions on ways the company can improve.

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6 Ways Teachers Can Avoid Burnout in the Beginning of the Year

For teachers, burnout is entirely too common, especially if they do not practice self-care and prepare themselves for possible stressors throughout the year. In teaching, burnout not only affects you, but it also affects your students, since you’ll have to take time off to recover. Start the year off on the right foot and take care of yourself to avoid burnout.

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4 Ways Educators Can Help Support Struggling Students

It’s important to be able to identify struggling students & provide them with the assistance they need. Many students who struggle in school perform a lot better with guidance from educators. If a teacher notices that a student is struggling and takes the time to help that student understand the subject more clearly, the student’s performance in school can drastically improve.