Friday, April 10, 2015

Professional Growth

Some people put teacher health (or avoiding burnout) in a separate category as professional development. I see them as intertwined. It's why I did research on teacher self-efficacy and teacher time when creating blended professional development. It's why I included coaching and self-reflection in the differentiated professional development framework for my school a few years back. I want to see teachers grow and thrive in the profession and I think it requires a holistic approach.

Popular Posts about Professional Growth, Professional Development, and Burnout

For more posts on instruction, check the  pages on assessment, digital literacy, creativity, motivation, and reading .
Don't Wear Busy Like a Badge of Honor
Twelve Alternatives to Boring Professional Development
Five Reasons Edcamps Work
Why Professional Development Should Be More Like Edcamp
Why Professional Development Is Failing
Confessions of a Forty Hour a Week Teacher
Five Strategies for Avoiding Burnout
How to Survive as an Introverted Teacher
Teachers Need Genius Hour, Too
How Teaching Became Fun Again
Why Perfectionism Is a Career-Killer


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A Framework for Fixing Professional Development - Coming Soon! 
Twenty Alternatives to Boring Professional Development - Coming Soon!
Professional Growth Plan - Coming Soon!
Student Evaluations - Coming Soon! 

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How to Make It On a Teacher's Salary
Do Teachers Get Sabbaticals?


The following are workshops or sessions that I have given on the topic of assessment. Contact me at if you are interested in having me lead a training.
  • The Fireproof Teacher (Keynote or Workshop): In many places, we don't have an issue recruiting teachers. We do, however, have a real issue retaining teachers. Instead of thriving, they are burning out. Together we explore the seven strategies to prevent teacher burnout and promote teacher success. I also offer practical, time-saving ideas so that teachers can avoid "busy" and find balance in a forty hour work week.
  • Differentiated Professional Development (Workshop): I focus here on creating choice-driven blended professional development. We talk about the options, the tools, and the timing as each participant develops a framework for his or her school or district. 

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