Meet the Authors
Each year, we are pleased to welcome many talented authors to the BOOST Conference. Attendees will have an opportunity to pre-purchase keynote speaker books at the time of online registration and have them signed in the exhibit hall during the conference. Due to high demand, we are oftentimes unable to guarantee the availability of books on-site. Additional authors will be selling their books at exhibit booths throughout the Exhibit Hall during the conference.
Please click on the image above to submit your Meet the Authors application.
Wednesday, May 1
Award-Winning Educator and Principal, Author, International Speaker
Relentless - Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm
Hamish Brewer (aka the Tattooed Skateboarding Principal) grew up in a home disrupted by poverty, addiction, and family dysfunction. He understands the feelings of fear, lostness, and desperation that overwhelm too many children today—because that was his life. That experience is what drives him to work relentlessly to empower people living in the toughest areas to envision and create a better future for themselves.
Disrupt the norm. That is the challenge Hamish, a Nationally Distinguished Principal, calls educators, students, families, and communities to accept. And as he authentically shares his life experiences and adventures in this book, you, too, will be inspired to . . .
- Believe that something bigger and better is possible.
- Pursue your best, whatever it takes.
- Transform your school.
- Become the educator you always dreamed of being.
- Leave a legacy that pushes others to achieve their best!
Relentless is more than a motto. It’s a mission of total passion and purpose. And it’s the only way to win at work and at life.
Are you ready to take your life and work to the next level? Be Relentless!
Booth 0101 & 0105
Thursday, May 2
Principal, Health Sciences High & Middle College, San Diego, CA
Restorative Practices Playbook
The Restorative Practices Playbook details a set of practices designed to teach prosocial behaviors based on strong relationships and a commitment to the well-being of others. Implementing restorative practices establishes a positive academic and social-emotional learning environment while building students’ capacity to self-regulate, make decisions, and self-govern—the very skills students need to achieve. In this eye-opening, essential playbook, renowned educators Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey support educators with the reflection prompts, tools, examples, and strategies needed to create restorative practices around several key concepts. By becoming adept in the skillful use of restorative practices, educators will foster equitable discipline that reduces exclusion and creates a school community driven by relationships and respect.
Booth 0101 & 0105
Meet the Authors Contact
If you have any questions about our Meet the Authors event, please contact:
Jackie Wydysh, Marketing & Special Events Associate