Professional Learning Should Be…

  • Customized. It should meet the learning goals and fit the logistics of schools and districts.
  • Differentiated. It must match the varying needs and goals of educators, both in terms of content and style.
  • Joyful. Great teaching and learning is active, interactive, energizing, and engaging. After all, how can we lead great learning with students if we don’t enjoy our own?!



Great professional development should mirror the great learning experiences we all want for students; it should be active and interactive, differentiated, tailored to the specific needs of the audience, practical, inspiring, and joyful.


Teacher resources should be warm, professional, and practical. In each of his books, Mike strives to both paint a vision of ideal learning while offering concrete strategies that today’s busy teachers can use right away.

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This site offers many resources for educators. Articles touch on a range of topics. Click on the Pinterest button for a collection of videos, books, articles, and cartoons to help lead your own great learning. You can also read Mike’s blog!