Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Joel Clements is an outstanding English/ language arts teacher and national presenter. He is well-known for his fast-paced and strategy-packed seminars that focus on helping students significantly improve their writing skills while reducing teacher take-home paper load. Joel’s wealth of experience in secondary ELA classrooms has given him the ability to try dozens of ideas with students – he knows what works and what doesn’t.

Joel is the author of Strengthening Students’ Writing Skills While Significantly Decreasing Grading Time (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar, as well as the book Increasing Student Effectiveness Through the Use of Digital Resources. You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity with Joel to receive dozens of ideas and strategies you can use to strengthen all your students’ writing while saving you valuable time!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

I am walking away with concrete tools that I can implement immediately, including many ideas for long-term planning and goals. Joel is an engaging, knowledgeable and confident presenter.”
– Lori Caldeira, 7th Grade ELA

“Joel presents many useful, practical, inspiring tools and approaches in a clear and personable way. I appreciate Joel’s presentation style.”
– Yosha Bourgea, Middle School Language Arts/Drama Teacher

“Joel has a grounded approach, awesome sense of humor and is very much in tune with his audience. He presented the best seminar I have attended in years!”
– Vicki Coble, High School English Teacher

Joel is extremely helpful! He moves at a pace that everyone can follow, addresses all questions and concerns and provides a range of invaluable tools to meet teacher and student needs.”
– Heather Lora, High School English Teacher

“I really enjoyed how realistic Joel is about the everyday situations teachers run into in the area of writing. The content is informative and engaging and I learned new ideas that I can implement into my everyday grading routines.”
– Michelle Dane, High School English Teacher

“Joel is very informative and very engaging!”
– Daniel Roubian, High School English Teacher

I especially appreciate Joel’s straightforward, low-key, practical approach. The information he shared will be immediately useful for the way I’m currently teaching.”
– Jeff Vanderwilt, High School Religion Teacher