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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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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This (workshop) was such a great reminder of how important it is to provide choice to all of our students. It was engaging and informative!

Erin Moore Teacher, Concord, NH April 19, 2017

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Mike is fantastic at teaching you new ways of thinking about sharing the responsibility of learning with your students.

Caitlin Bennett Librarian, Londonderry Middle School, Londonderry, NH April 19, 2017

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Mike Anderson's ASCD Empower17 presentation, "Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn" is rich in content and resources.

Tina Spurlock Educator, El Capitan High School, Merced, CA March 29, 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.