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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Mike Anderson delivers powerful instruction designed to help every learner be a part of the experience. He models good teaching expertly and keeps the level of engagement high throughout his class.

Francesca Kennedy Kindergarten Teacher, Mast Way Elementary School, Lee, NH July 31, 2017

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After working with Mike for a few days, I am returning to school equipped with strategies and ideas to implement, as well as resources to continue my learning.

Caryl Pawlusiak Grade 1 Teacher, Hooksett, NH July 31, 2017

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Mike constantly modeled good teaching in our course. He was responsive to our needs, flexible in his planning and provided us with numerous resources to be successful. I appreciate that he gave tangible ways to incorporate our learning into the classroom.

Amy Bates 8th Grade ELA Teacher, Lawrence, MA July 31, 2017

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Mike's course at the UNH Literacy Institute was well organized, highly engaging, and addressed many of our needs as educators. I left the class feeling confident in my understanding of SEL in the readers' and writers' workshop.

Molly Termorshuizen Kindergarten Teacher, Hampton Oakes Elementary School, Stafford, VA July 31, 2017

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Mike is an amazing presenter. He really opened my eyes to how SEL skills can be weaved into academics. I wasn't sure how this could be done, but it is quite doable, and I think it will be something I will continue to explore and practice.

Sharon 2nd Grade Teacher, Meadowbrook School, MA July 31, 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.