CH Bonus: Ditch the Overwhelm- Right Size PD for Teachers

This bonus episode that first aired on the Clubhouse app within the Instructional Coaching Club. This chat focused on creating prioritized, aligned PD options for teachers that ends in results instead of overwhelm. Tune in to this Clubhouse chat with co-host and literacy leader Lori Poole!


  • What is our one cohesive goal?
  • It’s not one more thing, it’s the one thing
  • I don’t have to add another plate- I already have a plate and am adding seasoning to it
  • The way we have done PD in the past… is not translating to better practice in classrooms
  • Wet their appetite before coming to to the learning session
  • Giving voice and choice is one way to avoid overwhelm
  • You don’t have to be a leader in every single moment
  • Provide small increments of learning so they can level up

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.