Professional Development

Professional development should be active and interactive, joyful and challenging. PD is best when it’s customized and differentiated to meet the needs of staff. I offer a variety of formats including workshops, on-site consulting, keynote talks, and small group and individual coaching. The three strands below give a starting point for some of the content we might explore together. Let’s work to craft a plan that best matches your school and district!

Effective Discipline and Management

Students learn best in a safe, supportive, and structured environment. There are many strategies and skills teachers can learn to create great learning environments for kids!

Great Academic Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning should be joyful and challenging. It also shouldn’t overwhelm teachers! There are so many ways we can joyfully engage students!

Positive Adult Communities

Teachers need to be part of vibrant and joyful learning communities just like their students do. Learn practical strategies for creating strong adult communities in schools!


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One of the BEST professional development opportunities I've experienced in years. I was engaged in the topic two hours before checking out for the year, so you know the workshop has me involved.

Deana Brodkorb Teacher, Todd County High School, Mission, SD June 16, 2017

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I highly recommend Mike's workshops. As a first-year teacher, I walked away ready to implement small but important changes that I know will boost engagement and learning in my second year of teaching this fall.

Olivia Dhaliwal Math Teacher, Todd County High School, Mission, SD June 16, 2017

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Mike makes you think, choose, create and then reflect in both small and large groups. He teaches you to tweak and refine rather than re-invent everything you do. This process is a multi-faceted tool for your toolbox and is essential for students' life-long learning.

Mary Lu Rich Teacher, Todd County High School, Mission, SD June 16, 2017

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This workshop was a fantastic way to be reflective about my current practices and ways that I can make learning as purposeful, engaging, and relevant to ALL of my students. I left the workshop with significantly more tools in the box than I arrived with.

Kristen Sweeney 8th Grade Science Teacher, Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth, NH April 19, 2017

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I really enjoyed learning more about how to craft engaging and meaningful choices in my classroom. I'm excited to bring this learning back to my classroom and bring more joy into our learning experiences.

Amy Riley Teacher, Stratham Memorial School, Stratham, NH April 19, 2017

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Mike Anderson
Leading Great Learning
Durham, NH
Phone: +1 413.658.7907

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.