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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker

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Time Counts!

Teachers can maximize their efficiency and increase time devoted to instruction and learning in the classroom.  Simple strategies help classrooms recapture time that is often lost to other activities.

High Expectations: Teacher

We all believe in high expectations, but we are usually thinking about students when we talk about them.  This presentations supports the idea that high expectations begin with the teachers' expectations of themselves.

High Expectations: Student

Teachers generally expect good behavior from students, but they don't always get it.  This presentation is focused on methods teachers can use to both convey their high behavioral expectations, and help students to reach them

Homework Works!

This short presentation will help teachers understand the role of homework in the lives of students and will generate a healthy discussion of how educators can help to create balance for all of us.

Incorporating Technology

Technology helps students stay engaged in the learning process as well as learn to collaborate as partners to gain 21st century skills. This short presentation will introduce the importance of incorporating technology into the classrooms of today.

Professionalism

Teachers are professionals, but what does this mean?  What is teacher professionalism?  This presentation lays out a simple 4-step analysis of what a professional teacher acts like, looks like, and sounds like - apart from their expertise as instructors in content.  For all teachers it is a great refresher course, and for some, information that may even be new.

Improving Pacing

Effective use of pace in a classroom lesson helps maintain student interest, increase participation, and raise the level of learning.  A few simple techniques can help any teacher improve the pace in their lessons.

Planning for Success

Great teaching begins with great planning (and ends with the most effective learning).  All teachers have been taught to plan but tend to "relax" in the planning after a few years.  This presentation contains several new ways to look at planning the that will be refreshing to veteran teachers and life-savers to new teachers.

Building Character and Trust

In this presentation, teachers are presented with ways to create a positive, constructive, safe environment of trust in their classrooms.  Even as the correct and discipline, teachers can strengthen the trust that their students have in them.  The focus of this presentation is on how to remain positive, helpful, and hopeful in students' eyes even while dealing the daily classroom issues.

Levels of Questioning

Effective questioning is an art form perfected by master teachers.  How can a teacher use questioning methods to make a class more engaging, improve pacing, and increase student learning?  This MicroPD will demonstrate how questions are "tools" to improve instruction

Questioning as a Teaching Strategy

This presentation is an introduction intended to help a faculty explore what they know and want to learn about questioning.  Working together as teams, they can begin to identify their strengths and areas for improvement.  This is an opportunity to introduce the PD Pro courses for the 2017-18 year so that teachers, as individuals or as teams, can plan their professional learning.

Questioning: Engaging Students in Class

Effective questioning is an art form perfected by master teachers.  How can a teacher use questioning methods to make a class more engaging, improve pacing, and increase student learning?  This MicroPD will demonstrate how questions are "tools" to improve instruction.

Goalsetting

The conference between an administrator and a teacher in which they set goals is an important and powerful experience.  This presentation explains why some goals are better than others, and suggests ideas for helping teachers achieve those goals.