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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As a former superintendent of schools, someone who has worked with thousands of teachers and presenters, it is clear to me that Mike Anderson is truly a master teacher. He understands motivational theory and uses it in his presentations with participants.

Barbara Eretzian Director of Field Services, University of Maine, Farmington October 24, 2017

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Mike's presentation modeled the very practices he was promoting. He offered choice as a realistic practice for already overwhelmed teachers and provided examples that moved participants from theory to practice.

Cindy Stevens Field Supervisor, University of Maine, Farmington October 24, 2017

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Mike's workshop was great. He modeled classroom practices with participants, providing us with choices, interaction, and ideas that can be put to use tomorrow!

Allison Kahkonen Administrator, Brewer, ME October 24, 2017

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Mike did a wonderful job of giving our school helpful ways to manage and co-create an ideal classroom environment with students of all ages and backgrounds.

Kristine Kobe Assistant Teacher, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA August 24, 2017

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Mike is a wealth of knowledge of best teaching practices. Implementing these strategies can enhance any teacher's effectiveness.

Jay Frisch Science Teacher, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA August 24, 2017

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