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The state of Tennessee is raising expectations and improving student performance according to a new study by Education Next and Tennessee Education Commissioner, Dr. Candice McQueen.

​Larry can help your teachers meet and exceed these high expectations of student performance while getting your teachers excited about teaching again!

Tennessee is a state on the move!

"While the state of Tennessee has received an “A” for the first time in the state’s history from the highly respected educational organization “Education Next,” many Tennessee teachers are struggling to keep their own internal fire “hot.” Traveling across the great state of Tennessee, it is obvious that some very talented teachers are becoming worn down and often feel beaten-down because of the many pressures in education today. While this is a nationwide trend, it comes at a difficult time for Tennessee because so much progress is being made statewide that everyone is expected to keep up. The number one issue in Tennessee is to bring joy back to teaching so that teachers are at their absolute best every day. Practically every call I get to work in Tennessee has something to do with helping teachers regain their love of teaching and coming to work each day ready to believe in and help every child.”

Larry Bell

Educational Motivational Speaker, Consultant & Author

The following are just a handful of the 50+ Tennessee schools/districts Larry has worked with over the last 20 years:

Bradford Special School District
Bradley County Schools
DeKalb County Schools
Humboldt City Schools
Shelby County Schools
Watertown Elementary School
Wooddale Middle School

Larry has also worked with the Tennessee Department of Education

This is what Tennessee educators say about Larry:

"This is a letter of affirmation, confirmation, and declaration that Larry Bell himself as well as Larry Bell strategies and techniques motivate, inspire, and infuse both teachers and consequently, students with energy and enthusiasm to persevere and strive to personally succeed on an everyday basis…"

Anne Littleford

Ed.D., Principal, South Side School, Johnson City

"After attending your workshop, Woodland Park Elementary School launched the use of
UNRA(A)VEL and the 12 Powerful Words. Every classroom and teacher put your strategies into place. As a result, they went from being a school with a score of 1 to a school with a score of 5. They were selected as a Reward School in the state of TN. That means that their performance was in the top 5% of the state. Thanks for your help!!!!!!!”

Cindy Langford


“Speaking for myself and the rest of the participants your presentation was the best PD in my tenure of nearly thirty years with the system."

Timothy Barker

Benson County

"Thank you for the BEST workshop we have ever had! Everyone was inspired and motivated to take our system to the next level."

Lesa Scillion

Obion County Schools