Periodically, Dave livestreams an hour of professional development on a select topic for his colleagues around the world. His aim in these sessions is to provide world-class professional development that addresses head and heart, research and practice, teacher and student. As Jen Gonzalez said in a recent Cult of Pedagogy piece, “Dave goes deep.”
Below, you'll find a full list of Dave's webinar recordings and any upcoming webinars.
Episode 05: Ten (More) Things That Are Helping Right Now
A soon-to-come follow up to our well-received Episode 04 (below).
Come back soon for details!
Now Available On-Demand
Episode 04: Ten (Or So) Things That Are Helping Right Now
New insights on student motivation, such as:
- why the most promising avenue for helping students to value the work of learning is also the one we tend to rely upon least;
- how our curricular biases in K-6 schooling yield widespread (albeit unintended) negative consequences in mental health, student achievement, and equity;
- what I feel are the two beliefs to rule them all.
New insights on instruction, including:
- what Gallagher's article of the week assignment looks like for my students and I this school year;
- how I've run my first two pop-up debates of the school year — what's the the same, what's different;
- the instructional method I've come to rely on amidst the demands of concurrent teaching (I'm getting so much sanity from this);
- the surprising results of an experiment in two of my classes in which I felt terrible about being boring but ended surprised by their achievement and appreciation.
New insights on teacher morale, including:
- how the #EducatorEncouragement project was just a copycat of a consistently successful intervention used in the belonging research;
- what I am noticing is the #1 difference-maker in teacher morale this year, far and wide;
And other new insights that have yielded quality of life improvements I didn't expect, including:
- the simple perspective shift that has me actually enjoying email right now (!?) and spending less time on it;
- how the disciplines of silence and solitude have anchored my days;
- how the discipline of simplicity is changing the way I work and play.
And for every insight I share:
- practical, flexible application ideas that you can take and try in your own life and practice.
Episode 03: Deeper and Wider than Teacher Self-Care: How to Remain Constant in a World that's Not
- How to cultivate a sense of rootedness and autonomy when every week it feels like there's another world-shifting change;
- How to grapple with information overload in a year when “new” is normal (and how to help your students and families do this, too);
- How to properly grieve the loss of things that we've always loved about teaching;
- How to handle negative comments from others and negative thoughts in yourself;
- and more.
Episode 02: How to Build Strong Relationships When Starting the Year Online 😱
- A calming protocol to use when you find yourself overwhelmed by All the New and Huge Distance Learning Things You're Supposed to Know Now;
- Dave's deepest insights and latest research around moments of genuine connection and how they work remotely;
- Grounding principles for keeping relationships-building efforts properly situated in light of our biggest goals as teachers.
- Practical strategies for keeping relationships work effective but efficient so that you're not selling your personal life in exchange for professional success.
Episode 01: How Does Student Motivation Work? What Has Spring 2020 Taught Us About Student Motivation?
- What are the five key beliefs and how do they work under normal circumstances?
- How did the five key beliefs change during COVID closures and emergency remote teaching?
- What might we be thinking about as we go about our summers and begin to look to fall?