What Steve is Passionate About
Tales From the Classroom: How to Survive Teaching with a Sense of Humour
Not only is Steve Brinder one of Canada’s funniest stand-up comedians, he is also a TV host, TV reporter, actor, a very popular school teacher and a much saught after keynote speaker at teachers conferences. With 30 years of teaching under his belt, Steve includes this topic in his keynote speeches at Teachers Conferences.
Tales From The Classroom is an insightful, inspirational and hilarious look at the everyday challenges teachers face in the classroom and how they can keep their sanity at the same time. All educators can relate to Steve’s observations and stories – students and teachers are the source of his material!
A sense of humour is a key to teacher survival – all the best teachers have it. Steve tells educators what they can do to achieve it. A sense of humour creates a more positive classroom environment and makes the teacher more approachable in the eyes of the students.
Today, more than ever, teachers need to laugh to relieve stress and to put things in perspective. Teaching is often a lonely profession. Teachers prepare lessons by themselves, teach by themselves and mark by themselves. By laughing together, teachers are brought closer and realize that we are all in this as a team. Steve stresses how important we all are as teachers – that we may be the only positive light in a child’s life.
We Are All In This Together: the Humour of Steve Brinder
Not only is Steve Brinder one of Canada’s finest stand-up comedians, he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. His warm engaging personality is reflected in his performing. His acting ability makes his stories come alive with the many characters that inhabit his routines. He has a keen observational eye, impeccable timing and devastating wit. Full of energy and full of life, Steve is a joy to watch on stage.
Steve believes that we are all connected, sharing common experiences from childbirth, school, teenage angst, break ups and marriage. He touches on all these subjects in his material. Steve is fascinated by the reasons people act the way they do and searches for ways we can make life fuller. He touches on some of the most elemental truths. The values we learned in school are still important to us as adults in both our social relationships and in our professional lives.
Health, Humour and Survival
“You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails”
Steve Brinder is a cancer survivor and he knows from personal experience the healing power humour possesses. Humour gives you hope. It brings people together to share laughter to let them know they are not alone. It soothes the soul and allows you time to forget about your troubles. It gives you the will to hang on.
For 5 years Steve was a reporter for City-TV covering medical stories. Steve is also a school teacher as well as a great story teller. He believes it is not what life deals you, it’s how you deal with life that is the key to surviving. Humour is a necessary tool to manage adversity and change.
Through his insightful stories and experiences Steve will inspire, motivate and entertain.
Humour in the Workplace
Steve has spent his life in different working environments observing that a sense of humour is a key contributor to a more productive workplace. Humour in the workplace creates a positive atmosphere – making people happier and more able to perform effectively. Humour encourages teamwork which reduces negativity and backbiting in the workplace. In these times of economic uncertainty, people need to feel positive at work and within themselves so that they can remain focused. Through his insightful stories and experiences Steve will inspire, motivate and entertain.
Why You Need Steve
Steve Brinder is a person of many talents. As well as being one of Canada’s finest stand-up comedians, Steve is a TV host, TV reporter, actor and teacher.
His warm and engaging personality is reflected in his performing. His acting ability makes his stories come alive. He has a keen observational eye, impeccable timing and a devastating wit.
Steve has performed at Evening At The Improv (Los Angeles, A&E Network), Cityline(reporter CITY TV), Just Kidding (host CTV), Grumps (host Men TV,) The Martin and Lewis Story (lead actor CBS Movie of the Week), The Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals and his half hour special on Comics (CBC TV.) He has performed with Jim Carrey, Jay Leno and Howie Mandel.
Steve believes that we are connected sharing common experiences from childbirth, school, teenage angst, marriage and break ups. He is fascinated by the way people act the way they do and searches for the ways we can make our lives fuller.
Why You Will Love Steve
“I could barely catch my breath”
Zed Group Investments
“You were amazing.People are still talking about how funny and entertaining you were.”
President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union
“His antics have you rolling in laughter. His delivery is natural and witty.
He interacts with the audience and everyone feels at home.
He validates with insightful reasoning that what you do in the classroom everyday can make the difference in a child’s life.”
President New Brunswick Teachers Association
“He doesn’t do funny one-liners.He tells a story. It’s real and personal.
He hits close to home, his material is dynamite.”
The Toronto Sun
“He is bright, touching, hilarious”
The Toronto Star