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  • “I LOVE that guy!!”

    Katie Couric
    CBS Evening News

  • “Some of the most creative work I have ever seen a teacher do.”

    Dr. Harry K. Wong
    Author, The First Days of School

  • “Alex Kajitani is an amazing teacher and an incredible communicator and motivator.”

    Jack O’Connell
    CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • “The greatest inservice I have ever been a part of! I am leaving inspired and excited to try all of the things that Alex taught us today.”

    Lindsay Powers
    Indian Hill Elementary (Omaha, NE)

  • “WOW! Worth my entire summer! Great, applicable ideas!”

    J. Scott
    Back-to-School Convocation (Odessa, TX)

  • “I gained so many fresh ideas and a better attitude after hearing Alex speak. This is the BEST event I have attended in my 25 years as an educator!”

    M. Medlin
    Shallowater Independent School District, TX

  • “Alex was overwhelmingly the favorite part of our conference. He was engaging, inspiring, entertaining and refreshing. We couldn’t be happier to have hired Alex to speak for us!”

    Pamela Mack, President-Elect
    Portland Human Resources Management Association

Alex Kajitani

Keynote Speaker & Trainer


Thousands agree that Alex is an inspiring, engaging speaker who connects with all generations. He tells refreshingly honest stories of his experiences as a teacher and leader, and interweaves them with proven strategies that can be implemented the very next day to make an immediate impact on the lives of students or employees. His keynotes, workshops and trainings inspire audiences to teach and lead with passion and courage, and create the world as it can be.


Alex Kajitani

Books & Writing

Owning It by Alex Kajitani

Named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education and lauded by top educators and administrators, Owning It shows you how to be a highly effective teacher who loves what you do.

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Hip Hop Math

Stop trying to force boring curriculum into students’ lives. Instead, take the students’ lives and what they love (hip-hop), and put them into the curriculum. It’s time to conquer word problems in a hip way!

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Teacher of the Year Handbook

Ever been named a Teacher of the Year for your school, organization or beyond? In the only book of its kind, the country’s top teachers show you how to elevate yourself, and the work you do, to the next level.

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The Rappin Mathematician

The Rappin’ Mathematician

Alex’s first claim to fame, these award-winning hip-hop math CDs and activity book are used in classrooms and homes around the world to teach math in a fun, engaging way — and were featured on The CBS Evening News.

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