The Epidemic of Bad Professional Development: A Conversation with Becky Jennings
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Grades: K - 12



Becky Jennings is no stranger to substandard professional development for teachers.  As an expert in the professional development field for over 20 years, she has experienced the challenges and helped create resolutions for the epidemic of ineffective teacher training.  In this episode of Classroom Matters she sits down with host Kristy Houle to discuss the pitfalls of professional development and how the education system is progressing in it’s efforts to improve the current model.


In this episode you’ll hear…

  • How professional development could better engage teachers
  • What administrators can do to help foster teacher growth
  • How applied learning can improve how teachers understand their professional development


“The solution is leadership.”

“One of the biggest pitfalls I see in professional development is that the presenter or trainer speaks at teachers and tells them what they should be doing, but not how to do it.”

–Becky Jennings, The Classroom Matters Podcast

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Becky and husband Randy Jennings


Links to…

Becky’s bio

Ed Tech Partners, Becky’s business