Sarah Johnson is the CEO of Teaching Lab, a leading non-profit professional learning organization for educators. She joins Mike Palmer in this episode to explore why Professional Development or “PD” has a bad reputation among educators and how Sarah and team are trying to turn things around.
We talk through the importance of teachers continuing to learn throughout their careers especially in these challenging times. How does Teaching Lab incorporate “Head, Heart and Habits” into its approach to engaging the community of practice of teachers across America? How has the pandemic transformed the landscape of professional learning for educators? How do culturally responsive teaching practices and equity factor into the conversation?
We answer all of these questions and explore how to scale things as we ponder how to get teachers the critical resources and supports they need to do their best work.
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