5 Out of the Box Ways to Engage TEACHERS in Professional Development

Lauren SalsingerBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Professional Development

In This Post: As a Student Learning Coach, providing meaningful professional development for my teachers is so important. There are 5 out of the box ways to engage teachers in PD. What better way to guide discussions than by leading with the students? Inviting students in and having teachers watch drives engagement. Google Classroom isn’t limited to your class, it … Read More

Is Effective PD A Myth? (video

Rae HughartBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Video(s)

Video Highlights: Let’s break down why effective professional development for teachers is NOT a myth, and how you can ensure you’re creating effective PD for your teachers. Effective PD is NOT  a myth! There are tactical steps you can take to ensure that you are building effective professional development for your teachers. Establish your long term goals and break them … Read More

Breaking Down Why District Initiatives Break Down

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Lead Better, Professional Development

Breaking Down Why District Initiatives Break Down - Chad Ostrowski

In This Post: The sad truth is, most district initiatives fail. There are common mistakes that are typically to blame for district initiatives failing, and they can be avoided. Start small, plan long-term, involve all stakeholders, provide follow-up, and choose the right provider, and you’ll be off to a better start, with your initiative much more likely to succeed. We’ve … Read More

Creating Impactful PD for Teachers

Matthew JosephBlog, Lead Better


In This Post: Developing impactful professional development takes careful and purposeful planning. Planning your PD sessions to encourage having fun, meet educators where they are, and start and end on time are key to success. Remember that being a learner can be stressful, don’t over plan, and utilize the expertise and experiences of those attending. Developing impactful professional development can … Read More

62: Improvise, adapt, and overcome – Seamus O’Hara talks about never being satisfied, not being afraid to fail, and how we can be better.

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

Listen to episode 62 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with Seamus O'Hara

 14 year veteran teacher, and host of the EdPop Podcast, Seamus O’Hara, chats with us about his unique podcast format, why he believes we get stuck in being afraid to change, and the power of appreciation. Seamus talks about never being satisfied, not being afraid to fail, and how we can be better. Episode Highlights 0:32 – Shoutout to … Read More