The Delicate Dance Of Professional Development

The Delicate Dance Of Professional Development

The Delicate Dance of Professional Developmentby Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PDProfessional Development. We need it. You need it. Our students need us all to do it but how? And when? And about what?But just mention those two words, Professional...
The Enduring Residue Of Project-Based Learning PD

The Enduring Residue Of Project-Based Learning PD

The Enduring Residue Of Project Based Learning PD by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development TeachThought readers have probably figured out that I’m a big fan of Project-Based Learning. I think it’s a potential game-changer for the...
The PBL Mindset For Leadership

The PBL Mindset For Leadership

The PBL Mindset for Leadershipby Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PDIn a recent blog post (How the Culture of Achievement is Hurting Our Schools) I noted the dangers of chasing achievement and scores in lieu of creating a culture focused on teaching and...
How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development

How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development

How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director TeachThought Professional Development We’ve all been there. Professional Development that felt pointless and left us wondering why we were there. It might have been because the person(s)...
7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development

7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development

7 Characteristics of Great Professional Developmentby Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD*this blog was originally published at TeachThought.comAs the end of the school year starts to draw to a close, administrators start pulling together their PD plans in...