SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Principal Baruti Kafele, an urban educator with more than 20 years of experience, a Milken National Educator Awardee, and author, will speak at Western Governors University's (WGU) lecture series, Sage Talks, on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. MDT. The lecture will take place at the Salt Lake City Library and will be streamed online. The event is free and open to the public, who are requested to RSVP at www.wgu.edu/sage-talks/closing-attitude-gap-how-fire-your-students-strive-excellence.
An expert in the area of "attitude transformation," Principal Kafele is the leading authority for providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies toward closing what he coined, the "attitude gap" – defined as, "the gap between those students who have the will to achieve excellence and those who do not."
In his WGU Sage Talk, Principal Kafele will provide attendees with strategies for eliminating underachievement in classrooms and schools, and will explain how self-reflective questions for educators play an important part in student success.
The WGU lecture series, Sage Talks, is named after the university's mascot, Sage the Night Owl, and has been created to provide personal and professional development, inspiration, and continuing education opportunities to the community. The series features leaders and innovators in fields represented by each of WGU's four colleges: business, education, healthcare, and information technology. Lecture topics are centered on leadership, new innovations and disruptions, and how education shapes the future.
About WGU Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves 83,000 students and 88,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 20 years, the university has become a leading force in changing lives through education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.