How Administrators Can Offer Successful PD for Teachers

Recently an outlet made a media request for this question:

How can administrators offer successful PD for teachers?

The catch was that the answer needed to be five sentences or less.

Here is the quick tips list I shared for how administrators can offer successful professional development for teachers:

*Assess teachers’ needs.

*Seek out a trainer or facilitator with experience presenting to educators, who can deliver those needs.

*Book/schedule this speaker a minimum of 30 days out (even longer is better!) to give proper time for the presenter to research and prepare a customized, quality presentation.

*Provide teachers and staff the time, resources and support they’ll need following this session to implement what the speaker recommends.


That’s it. If administrators focus on these four best practices, professional development for teachers will be far more effective and successful.


Need time-saving tips for teachers? Check out Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom.

About Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead?The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits.Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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