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Empowering A Generation; One Educator & One Student At A Time.

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Introducing School days with ET's Partner

 Company and Non-Profit Organization:

The School Days Foundation is a 501 c 3 tax deductible organization that allows us to bring our services to schools across the globe for free. The Foundation’s mission is to enforce quality education by changing school culture one classroom at a time by providing students, teachers, and parents with the services and curriculum we provide along with incentives to help motivate and engage students and our teachers who lead them.



It's ya boy ET and man; I am so excited about this book! You Ain't The Boss of Me is a gamechanger for students, teachers, and parents alike! Being misunderstood by others is a terrible thing. Not knowing who you are or what you can do, and not being able to explain why is even worse! You Ain't the Boss of Me is positioned to educate us all on who we are, who our students, children, classmates are and, how we can all succeed once we know how to play to our strengths by identifying and avoiding our weaknesses!


Every kid has the promise of greatness within them — every single one. The key to nurturing that greatness is knowing each child's unique approach to learning. I'll be honest with you. If you coached football and ran the same plays every game, every week, every season, you'd get beat daily. The best coaches learn their squad's strengths then mix and match their plays to bring out the best in their team. Great teachers do the same. By identifying a kid's unique approach to learning, their "superpower," teachers are better able to coach their students to greatness! Unfortunately, most kids don't even know that they have a superpower and, that's where "You Ain't The Boss Of Me" comes in. Every student CAN succeed! They just need the right tools to make that happen. Every child wants to achieve greatness; it's our job to teach them how.


I firmly believe if you don't know you can fly, you'll always think you can't.


- Eric Thomas

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After reading YOU AIN'T THE BOSS OF ME, students will be able to:

  1. Express the importance of knowing who they are.

  2. Advocate for their preferences and become more autonomous students.

  3. Take steps toward learning how to master their individual skill sets.

After reading YOU AIN'T THE BOSS OF ME, teachers will be able to:

  1. Understand how to properly reach each of their students by learning their preferences.

  2. Humanize their students.

  3. Become more proactive with their lessons and activities based on their students’ need.


Imagine A Classroom Where...

School Days is the only proven educational enrichment program that codifies not only the strategies and methodology needed to impact your student body positively; it also provides step-by-step instruction designed to transform positively both your teachers and student body.

High standards and expectations of students

were clearly defined and aimed to promote a culture of accountability and ownership.

Effective school leadership

and administration that encourages high levels of collaboration and communication.

A supportive learning environment

that got students excited about going to school and operating at their highest possible levels of achievement.

High levels of family and community involvement

Focused professional development opportunities,

including the training, tools, and resources you need to be successful in front of the classroom.

The step-by-step system inside School Days will boost classroom performance more in a month than most education programs do in a year:

The single most effective way to connect with your students and earn their respect

(once you learn this managing the class becomes easy)

The truth about results-focused teaching

(and chances are, it's not what you think it is).

How to create a healthy enthusiasm, curiosity, and love for learning within your student body

(and ultimately become productive citizens).

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Eric's Report Card

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Eric Thomas, Ph.D. is a world renowned speaker, author, pastor, and educator. ET, as he is better known, has captured the hearts and minds across the globe with his dynamic communication style and high-energy messages.

With over 20 years of real-life, in-the-trenches community activism experience, Eric is living proof of what tenacity, drive, and focus can produce when applied to properly; especially in the classroom. After taking 12 years to get a 4-year degree, ET went on to earn a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Education Administration from Michigan State University.

Eric's long standing success began with his award-nominated GED program and youth-focused nonprofit, "Break The Cycle, I Dare You". Building on the success of these initiatives, Eric developed Michigan State University's Advantage program, which helps improve the study habits and retention rates of high-risk college students. 

Most recently, he created the School Days Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to finding solutions to close the achievement gap in inner-city schools through goal framing.

When students lose interest, performance suffers, which turns into:

Lack of classroom participation

Poor information retention

Lower test scores

This doesn't have to be the reality in your classroom. With just one hour a week, you will close the achievement gap in your school, PERMANENTLY.

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After which, they all came away more empowered and dedicated to doing their respective parts in ensuring every student experienced a measure of educational success.

The thought of motivation and education being a natural fit for me was very easy to see as I am a former coach. Therefore, when I discovered Eric Thomas' "When You Want To Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe" video in 2010, I knew I had to find some way to introduce it to all of the stakeholders at my school.

I have successfully implemented ETA videos, books, posters, and grind gear at three title one elementary school in Texas over the past six years. Of which, all have each seen a tremendous upward shift in their student's performance. The use of motivational tools provided by Eric Thomas in my estimation has been a major factor in that positive upward trend.

I would highly recommend  Eric Thomas to empower every stakeholder that's involved with your school!

If you want the students and teachers at your school to take ownership and achieve more, Dr. Thomas is the man.


Principal of Peete Elementary School


If you want students and teachers at your school to take more ownership and achieve more, Dr. Thomas is the man.

I met ET while on a quest to meet this man that so positively changed my son's outlook on life. Now, after working with Dr. Thomas and seeing him interact with students of all ages, I understand how his heartfelt and passionate message breaks through all the noise and inspires people to take charge and improve their lives!


President and CEO, National Charter Schools Institute


Eric is highly motivational, engaging, and real.

Eric Thomas came to our high school and the impact felt among teachers and students was immediate! Eric is highly motivational, engaging, and real. Students wouldn't let Eric walk out of the door as so many wanted to talk to him. Currently, we follow Eric online to continue utilizing and experiencing his influence. I would highly recommend Eric Thomas to visit your school.


Principal of Tecumseh High School


This is the best start to the school year we've ever had!

Dr. Thomas came and spoke to 550 employees of my school district. I had people from maintenance to administration and all in between saying that they can give more. "120" became a mantra for excellence within our district after ET's event. He challenged people that taught the Advanced Placement scholar to the often disciplined troubled youth. The overarching statement has been that this is the best start to the school year we have ever had. "ET is exactly what we need." A 24-year veteran who can retire at the end of this year said, "If we keep getting resources like this I may teach three more years." ET has helped to positively change the culture of our district in one 3-hour session.


Superintindent, Florence City Schools

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