Mickey Smith Jr.

Mickey Smith Jr.

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EDUCATOR-ENCOURAGER, 2020 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient, Founder of SOUND180 EDUCATORS, Director of Music at The Greene School

  Biography

GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient, Mickey Smith Jr. hails from a forgotten community in the Bayou State of Louisiana and now stands on phenomenal stages. As an EDUCATOR-ENCOURAGER, international speaker, saxophonist, author, and master development coach for elementary and middle school band directors, he is committed to encouraging and equipping all educators with the tools to Discover Their Sound of significance and Keep On Going with resilience to create a SOUND180 days of school. Smith provides specialized speaking services for both corporate and educational clients who are ready to engage, educate, and elevate every audience member to excellence. Whether the message is being shared in a School District, a Conference, In-Person or Virtually, Smith believes that every child is simply one SoundAdult away from discovering their own sound of success and that educators still have the power to create a shift in the thoughts and perspectives of our next and best.  and, Mickey’s motivational mixture of music & message teaches people how to reach people with consistency, intention, and strategy.

GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient and Educator-Encourager Mickey Smith Jr. is a speaker, musician, and author who specializes in helping all teachers succeed over frustration and fatigue. 

Mickey’s SOUND180 principles benefit teachers of all content areas with a focus on:

-Self Management & Mental Health

-Classroom Management and,

-Student Behavior Management 

KEEP ON GOING & SEE THE SOUND at MickeySmithJr.com

"Mickey is phenomenal. He cares about the teachers and students in today's classroom. He understands as a music teacher that one band, one sound is the result of togetherness. Mickey helps you discover your "sound." I love how he says 'life is better whe

ERIC D. THOMAS, PhD WORLD-RENOWNED SPEAKER, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, AND EDUCATOR -

  Session Titles

BEGINNING BAND FIRST DAYS LASTING WAYS

Teacher

FIRST DAYS LASTING WAYS is a Classroom M.A.P. (Management Action Plan) for beginning band music educators that help teachers of all experience levels teach by design and not by default with the mission to help all teachers succeed over frustration and fatigue, creating a SOUND180 days of classroom instruction and harmony.


FIRST DAYS LASTING WAYS (ALL SUBJECTS K-12)

Teacher

FIRST DAYS LASTING WAYS is a Classroom M.A.P. (Management Action Plan) for beginning band music educators that help teachers of all experience levels teach by design and not by default with the mission to help all teachers succeed over frustration and fatigue, creating a SOUND180 days of classroom instruction and harmony.


SEE THE SOUND

Teacher

A workshop for educators on how maximizing awareness & perspective advances academics & performance. Any teacher can know all the latest techniques, plan the greatest lessons, and implement effective classroom management strategies. But what is your "sound?" Your "sound" is your value as well as the unique personal significance you bring to the classroom. it is critical now more than ever to find new ways to encourage, equip, and empower teachers to fall in love with teaching.