Ken has performed comedy for over 22 years and this has taken him all across Canada and even to the Middle East to entertain our troops. Ken is one of the favorite corporate comics of western Canada with a very adaptable routine that touches on many subjects. Ken lives in rural Alberta so he can draw from his experiences to entertain rural communities from Bawlf to Tiger Lily (he's done it twice).
Keynote Speaker - "Observations of a Chalk Dust Encrusted Polyester Clad Educator"
Ken has been a Keynote speaker for Teacher's Conventions from Whistler to Winnipeg. His presentation "Observations of a Chalk Dust Encrusted Polyester Clad Educator" has tickled teacher's funny bones as they laugh with Ken's observations of the most rewarding jobs a person can have.
Ken's presentation will go through all aspects of school life from types of teachers, administration, parent/teacher interviews, and all stages that students go through from grades 1 to 12.
Since 1978, Ken's years of teaching in rural Alberta has given him an inside look at the humor of Education. He has taken the point of view of School as a student, teacher, and as his daughter goes through school, a parent.
Ken has entertained as a standup comedian across Canada and even entertained U.N. troops in the Middle East. After many years of going to conventions people have been frustrated with boring Keynotes and have asked him to speak and he has promised to be unlike the Keynotes he hates (this is in his presentation). Ken will motivate your teachers to look at the positives of the profession and will be a great way to start or end your convention. Ken's slideshow is a group of pictures that he narrates in his comical way to show us:
- Cutbacks and increasing class sizes
- Collecting garbage to teach science
- How students change grade 1 to 12
- Test answers we all love to share
- Types of Teachers
- Parent - Teacher interviews
- Personal Growth Plans
- How to deal with parents
Ken's revenge is realized when he speaks of what he going to do the week before he retires. You will laugh as Ken says publicly what you have been thinking or only saying in the staff room. Ken's message is a simple one; we are all in one of the best professions in the world and we must try our best, but along the way we must stop to laugh.