Professional Development

Spark Passion and Purpose with Independent Research

Spark Passion and Purpose with Independent Research

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Overcoming the October Blues: Six Competence-Boosting Strategies

Overcoming the October Blues: Six Competence-Boosting Strategies

In response to a recent Well-Balanced Teacher Facebook post about teacher burnout, a teacher quipped: “When it’s only a month into the school year and people already feel burnt out, stressed, and overwhelmed, there is a problem!” So why is October such a hard month for some

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Promoting a Growth Mindset: An Activity to Try

Promoting a Growth Mindset: An Activity to Try
Many schools are working hard to help promote a growth mindset in their students. I recently facilitated a learning session with a group of teachers that I’d like to pass along. It is a simple activity that yielded some powerful thinking and concrete strategies. I encourage youRead more

Supporting Staff Health and Balance: Ideas for Principals

We all know the power of positive community in the classroom. When students feel valued, are known for their strengths, enjoy coming to school, and feel safe and supported, they are more ready to engage in great learning. Not surprisingly, the same is true for adult communities

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Building Staff Community Early in the Year

Building Staff Community Early in the Year

Emily lay curled up under her covers long after the alarm clock had woken her up. Her mother came into her room. “Emily! You need to get up! It’s the first day of school and it’s time to get going!” Emily put the pillow over her head.

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Good Professional Development Mirrors Good Teaching

Good Professional Development Mirrors Good Teaching

“I went to a workshop on active learning, and we just sat and listened all day!” “I attended a ‘differentiated instruction’ seminar, and we all did the same thing at the same time!” “Why can’t we ever get professional development days that actually use good instructional practices?”

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The Revolving Door of New Teachers: How to Break the Cycle

The Revolving Door of New Teachers: How to Break the Cycle

(This post was originally published on edCircuit.com.) “Have you ever noticed that a third year teacher and a 30-year teacher have the same job description?” This question, posed to me a while back by a colleague, seems particularly important in light of a report from the Alliance

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Leading Great Learning
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Leading Great Learning

Mike Anderson is an energetic, experienced, and highly sought-after educational consultant who helps facilitate great learning in schools all over the United States and beyond. He has over twenty years of experience as a teacher, consultant, presenter, and developer and has authored many books and articles about great teaching and learning.