Reinventing Culture | Episode 26 with Dr. Courtney Plotts

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Dr. Courtney Plotts is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and professor. Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with marginalized and nontraditional students in Kindergarten to college. Her role as National Chair includes training, consulting, and research. Her subject matter expertise has … Read More

Putting Play in PD

BreAnn FennellBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Sometimes professional development doesn’t use the research-based teaching strategies that we know are super impactful. Learn how to use play both in your classrooms and when planning professional development for colleagues.  Discover four ways to merge technology and play. Put the play in PD. Get excited about Teach Better 22 Conference! Professional Development That Doesn’t Align With Research There … Read More

The Evolving Nature of Professional Development

Sanam EdwardsBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: There is a need for specialized educational professional development. PD that gives choice to the participants helps them draw on their strengths and weaknesses, as well as build meaningful relationships with other educators. Educational Professional Development: A Transformation  Virtual learning has altered the fundamental nature of the way we teach. The last year and a half have embraced huge … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better – Professional Development

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: This is the first post of a new blog series about how we engage and how we elevate that engagement. Beginning of the school year PD likely was one size fits all but did not fully reach all. Engage our audience by considering what we do as effective teachers who plan for diverse learners in the classroom. Learn what … Read More

Spark Your Passion This Summer!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: In order to come back in September feeling excited and happy to return, we need to take time off. There are 10 ways we can spark our passion in the summer: make time for yourself, rethink curriculum, do some planning, learn, be yourself, revisit your why, know you are human, lead and mentor others, build excitement, and maintain trusting … Read More