Moving Students To and Through the BAR

Every school in North America has posters mounted on walls that communicate noble aspirations like:

  • Every Child, Every Day!
  • ALL means ALL!
  • These aren’t MY kids, they’re OUR kids!
  • If THEY fail, then WE fail!
  • We do whatever it takes!
  • We believe in you!

Every educator enters the profession believing they can change the world. The noble aspirations above are characteristic of a ‘high levels of learning for ALL’ culture.

Yet, I encounter school after school, district after district, working hard and not getting their desired results. I find good dedicated educators, but the students’ learning results do not reflect the energy and effort of the adults.

It’s not solely a matter of practice, but also of paradigms.

It’s not a matter of magic bullets, but a matter of MINDSET.

We’ve got to take students  To and Through The BAR.

INSPIRE the tools necessary to bridge the gap between the team you have and the team you want.

EMPOWER from meeting out of compliance to meeting out of deep commitment to student learning.

TRANSFORM your school/district into a powerful collaborative culture.


While my style is engaging, full of humor, inspirational and motivational, you should be aware that I’m a paradigm shifter, a cage rattler, an unapologetic identifier of elephants in the room, and my feedback is unvarnished as it relates to what’s best for the kids.

By the same token, I don’t work with you to simply ‘admire problems.’ I will provide a path and process for solutions. I don’t present on anything I haven’t messed up 1,000 times in my own career as a classroom teacher and school leader. So, if you’re ready to move from ‘pockets of excellence’ to ‘school-wide excellence,’ then we can work together.

Don’t settle any longer for the status quo. Let’s talk and discuss how we can work together to take students to and through The BAR, and fulfill this promise of high levels of learning for all.

EFFORT- Smart is something you can ‘get’


“With the benefit of both experience and passion, Ken surpasses expectations by delivering powerful tools to elevate student learning experiences by helping teams of teachers reach new heights in their collaborative efforts.”


– Rachel Esquivel


“Easily one of the most powerful and enticing scholars from whom I have learned. Ken Williams has a unique ability for incorporating knowledge, passion and humor thus provoking audience members to ‘think differently so as to do differently’ in schools. Absolutely remarkable!”


– Dr. Luis Cruz


“Ken is one of the most inspiring educational speakers I have heard in my career. His passion and commitment to raising the bar for educators and students is prevalent in his sessions.”


– Jessica M. Cabeen


“Mr. Williams has also spent numerous hours on the phone to help coach our district staff.  I would recommend to anyone who is looking for topnotch hands-on professional development to make sure they invite Mr. Williams to your district.”


– Justin M. Jennings


Mr. Kenneth Williams has greatly impacted who I am as a leader. Listening to Mr. Williams present for the first time and reading Starting a Movement left me inspired and resolved to lead and live my WHY.  Mr. Williams shares his experiences and knowledge about teaching and leading, pairs it with humor and truth, compelling his audience to ACTION!  If you seek to start a movement…to make a difference for ALL children, Mr. Williams will lead and coach you to success! ”

– Dr. Rosa Isiah
Contact Ken

Kenneth C. Williams
Unfold The Soul, Inc. ™
PO Box 452
Sharpsburg, GA 30277