Douglas B. Fisher, PhD

Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University; Classroom Teacher, Health Sciences High and Middle College; Co-Author, The Artificial Intelligence Playbook (2024), Welcome to Teaching (2024), Belonging in School (2024), The Vocabulary Playbook: Learning Words That Matter (2023), Confronting the Crisis of Engagement: Creating Focus and Resilience for Students, Staff, and Communities (2022), The Social-Emotional Learning Playbook (2022), The Restorative Practices Playbook: Tools for Transforming Discipline in Schools (2022), and Removing Labels: 40 Techniques to Disrupt Negative Expectations About Students and Schools (2021)


Future-Ready Brains

NY Sheraton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 18-20, 2024

Teaching Reading

Teaching Reading: Fostering Critical Thinking and Comprehension

Life-Long Engaged Brains

Regulated and Engaged: Teaching Students to Drive Their Learning

Teaching Emotional Brains

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 22-24, 2024

Teaching Behaved Brains

The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 17-19, 2023

Executive Brains & Labels

Removing Labels: Techniques for Disrupting Negative Expectations About Students

Behaved Brains & Motivation

Confronting the Crisis of Engagement: Creating Focus and Resilience for Students and Schools

The Science of Teaching

The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 18-20, 2022

Keynote Address III: REBOUND: Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools

COVID Lessons Learned

COVID Lessons Learned for Accelerated Learning and Engagement

The Science of Teaching During a Pandemic

Virtual Conference  February 20, 2021

Comprehension: A New Model of Reading Instruction to Foster Motivation and Engagement (K-12)

Option Two

Keynote: The Distance Learning Playbook: Improving Engagement and Assessment in Any Setting

Teaching Purposeful Brains

Virtual Conference  April 17-18, 2021

Purposeful Classrooms

Purposeful, Meaningful Classrooms: Establishing Purpose for Yourself and Your Students

Social-Emotional Brains in Schools

Virtual Conference  November 7-8, 2020

SEL in Distance Learning

3. SEL from a Distance: Teaching for Engagement and Social-Emotional Growth in an Online Learning Environment

Behavior & Inclusive Schools

Empowering All Learners: Creating Socially and Emotionally Engaged, Safe, and Inclusive Classrooms

Educating Anxious Brains

The Fairmont Hotel and the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA  February 14-16, 2020

Relationships & Teaching

Building Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy

Teaching Hope and Resilience for Students Experiencing Trauma: Creating Safe and Nurturing Classrooms for Learning

Social-Emotional Learning

All Learning Is Social and Emotional

All Learning Is Social and Emotional

Online Seminar  April 18, 2020-N/A

Educating with Empathy

The Historic Fairmont Hotel, Atop Nob Hill,
San Francisco, CA  February 15-17, 2019

Visible Literacy

Visible Learning for Literacy

Nurturing Collaboration

Building Collaboration and Collective Student Efficacy

The Science of Innovation

The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA  February 15-17, 2018

Relationships & Clarity

Engagement by Design: The Impact of Relationships, Clarity, and Challenge

Visible Literacy & Learning

Visible Learning in Literacy

The Science of How We Learn

Held at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA  February 17-19, 2017