Teacher PD Is Still Broken, These 3 Steps Can Fix It

Every Classroom Matters episode 212

Dan Brown Teacher professional development PD

Many teachers feel like teacher professional development is a waste. Dan Brown shares the three research-based ways to make teacher PD better. What is more hypocritical than a lecture on differentiated instruction or project based learning? But there is teacher professional development that DOES impact learning in the classroom. Let’s do that. Listen Now.

The best of teaching should not only be used in our classrooms, it should be used to teach teachers! We can improve professional development for teachers but it will mean redefining the traditional “seat time” approach to professional development. It may also mean redefining what we talk about at professional development experiences. Let’s rise to a higher standard and become inspired to be the model leaders this generation of teachers and students needs to improve education around the world.

Essential Questions: Teacher PD Is Still Broken, These 3 Steps Can Fix It

  • What are the 3 key aspects of excellent PD according to research?
  • How do we improve professional development and make it so it can get approved by regulatory organizations?
  • How teachers can take on hybrid roles and become leaders in professional development?
  • How can we bring student  and school strengths into teacher professional development?
  • How we can get to personalized learning plans for teachers?
  • How can teachers move from martyrs to models?

Educator Resources from this Episode

students need models not martryrs Dan Brown quote

For your next professional learning opportunity, make it a point to discuss what is going well with students and bring student work to catalyze a discussion. Use that as a jumping off point for a conversation about how to  help students grow. Dan Brown

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One thought on “Teacher PD Is Still Broken, These 3 Steps Can Fix It

  1. Thanks for reminding us that modeling good teaching is the best way to encourage teachers to use the best teaching practices. This is an outstanding read for those who plan professional learning experiences for teachers. Thank you for sharing!